Do you love to read stories that are filled with action, adventure, crazy gadgets, and spying? If you do, NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley is a book that you will not want to miss! This book is about a boy named Jackson whose life is drastically changed the day he gets braces. He goes from Mr. Popularity to the school pariah. After Jackson's exile from the "cool kids" he finds out that there is much more to school, especially his, than playing sports and being popular when he spots several interesting coincidences by a group of nerds. After following the nerds into their secret headquarters he accidentally becomes one of them. But can this group of kids ever learn to get over the terrible things that Jackson did to them when he was popular and accept him? You will be on the edge of your seat as you read to find out if a group of nerds at Nathan Hale Elementary can save the world from an evil mad scientist.
***A fun feature of this book is that at various intervals you (the reader) will actually have to pass certain tests to earn the security clearance necessary to continue reading-they will be grueling, but well worth the effort!