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Grades 4 - 8Grades 1 - 5R3.314955
Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.

Bubba has been the bane of Nolan’s existence for five long years. So when Mr. Green asks the class to become reporters, Nolan decides he’ll write an exposé—on Bubba. He doesn’t want to sign his name to it (that’d be suicidal), so Nolan creates a secret identity for himself—on the Internet. He launches as a place where truth and justice prevail—and bullies get what’s coming to them.

This hilariously triumphant story is for any kid who’s ever dreamed of unleashing their own inner superhero!
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published on February 10, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375823514
ISBN-13: 9780375823510
5 Book Reviews
  • mkid122
    mkid122Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:34 am55 stars
    Nolan Byrd is the so called “nerd” in his school. Like everyone else his is bulled by Alvin Bixby. And like anyone who is bullied he hates it. When his favorite teacher Mr. Green assigns an assignment were the students have to become reporters Nolan know exactly who he’s doing (Alvin Bixby). While trying to sneak around as he undercover character; shredder man. He also has to try to please his dad who thinks he should do him for his report. I personally think this was a great quick read. Very humorous and attention grabbing. This story has many twist and turns you would never expect!
    • haylie1
      haylie1Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm
      thought the book was amazing to find out the mistery
      • haylie1
        haylie1Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm
        thought the book was amazing
        • jpr126
          jpr126Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:50 am
          Good book if like adveture
          • teacher_1422
            Mrs. MillerTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:12 am
            Watch out bullies!