Sunday, December 7, 2008

Word Nerd

Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, friendless nerd Ambrose, forced to be home-schooled by his overprotective mother, coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where people accept him for who he is.


Shannon Seglin said...

...This is a tender, often funny story with some really interesting characters. It will appeal to word nerds, but even more to anyone who has ever longed for acceptance or had to fight unreasonable parental restrictions.

School Library Journal said...

A funny tale about friendship, as well as a compassionate look at a child who feels different.