Nerds 1: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society, Paperback Book

Nerds 1: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society Paperback

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In this new middle grade series from bestselling author Michael Buckley, international espionage and the awkwardness of junior high combine in a hilarious new supergroup: the N.E.R.D.S.

In the first book in the projected five-book series, five unpopular students run a spy network from inside their elementary school.

Each of the kids is a complete social misfit with his or her own unique nerdy burden to bear.

With the help of cutting-edge science, the kids' afflictions are enhanced and become incredible abilities.

Working as a team, they are the latest members of the National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society, or N.E.R.D.S., which battles an array of James Bond-style villains each with an evil plan more diabolical than the last.

Dr. Jigsaw, the villain in Book One, wants to use a giant tractor beam to pull all the continents back together.

What's a few million lives versus a completed puzzle?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 20 black and white Illustrations
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9780810989856

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Jackson was in his school when he found out his teammates were missing. This story would be good for people who likes action and comedy. This story really exiting and is a page turner.

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nerds is a funny book.I feel great for the characters. Dr. Jigsaw makes a machine to change continents and foil the world.

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It's hard to find funny stories suitable for middle school students, but this is one the kids enjoy. The "nerds" have braces, and puffers for their asthma etc. but they become the National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society, and it's an easy, entertaining read.