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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.231068

Last year, Jerry Flack was a dork. So this year, at a new school in a new town, he's decided to start a new life altogether--as a Cool Kid.He's been preparing all summer: studying teen magazines, acquiring hair gel, and distressing his jeans. Things get off to a good start, and before you know it, Jerry's in, Rollerblading with the pros. But soon, Jerry finds himself tangled up in a complicated web of lies; and what's more, he's battling a terrible urge to put his glasses back on, join the science team, build a hovercraft, and, worst of all, date Brenda, a 100% geek. Does he really want to be a dork in disguise forever?

Carol Gorman perfectly captures the horror and hilarity of the middle-school social scene in this fast-paced and funny take on what it really means to be yourself.

Hardcover, 164 pages
Published on August 1, 2000 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756941075
ISBN-13: 9780756941079
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  • nonstopreader
    nonstopreaderSaturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:34 am55 stars
    This book is really good. It has humor, science, a little bit of romance and the aspects of a good book. I recommend it to slightly older kids. Quick read and worth the time. I also has valuable lessons for school and home life. Good job Carol Gorman!
    • redpanda99
      redpanda99Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:18 am55 stars
      awesome and kind of romantic so be prepared