Nerd No More

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Candlewick Press, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
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Wiggie Carter is a regular kid. Smart, but basically a lot like everyone else in the sixth grade--until his mom becomes the host of Jump Into Science, an educational TV show. Suddenly Wiggie is famous--a famous nerd. Even when Wiggie makes friends with Callie, an outcast by anyone's definition, the lure of being one of the cool kids remain overwhelming. It's not until the cool kids lead Wiggie into real trouble that he proves to himself, and everyone else, that being smart is cool--and that just being yourself is even better.

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User Review  - Patty - Goodreads

Started strong with some interesting character details, but became very plot-heavy about halfway through. Read full review

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User Review  - Duane - Goodreads

"Wiggie" is your average boy struggling with trying to fit in with all his friends as they grow up in elementary school and try to find themselves. His problem is that his mom is the local tv science ... Read full review


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Kristine L. Franklin is the author of several novels for young readers, including ECLIPSE, NERD NO MORE, DOVE SONG, and the best-selling LONE WOLF, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. She says, "Cuss is a fictional boy who originated in stories my father told me about growing up in Roslyn. In doing research for this book, I discovered my own roots, and learned how much it cost my grandparents to settle here so their children and grandchildren could have what they themselves had never known - full bellies, education, and above all, the freedom to dream.

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