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The nerdy dozen

by Miller, Jeff,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F MIL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F MIL
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG MILLER
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Middle Grade
Call Number  MG MILLER
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction

When Neil Andertol and a motley crew of video-gaming whizzes accidentally download top-secret training software and are recruited by the military to restore a botched aircraft mission, they're no longer playing for points--they're playing to save the world! Part action movie, part slapstick comedy, debut author Jeff Miller's The Nerdy Dozen is a madcap adventure for the middle grade set.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thirteen-year-old Neil Andertol may get picked on by the school bully, but he gets to be the hero in his favorite online video game, Chameleon, a fighter jet simulator. Even better, the game leads Neil to help the Air Force find a real Chameleon jet-it turns out that Chameleon is actually a classified training device for high-level pilots. With those pilots missing, Neil and 11 other young gamers try to save them and the high-tech plane. After whipping through training, Neil and the other top-guns-to-be, including a competitive kid named Trevor who Neil gets stuck being co-pilot for, head off in the remaining Chameleons to complete their mission. Video game-like action sequences give the fast-moving plot unexpected (and often funny) twists. Neil is a wry, relatable narrator whose gaming obsession will resonate with like-minded readers. The premise of Miller's debut novel is over-the-top, and that's the point-it's an entertaining dreams-do-come-true sort of novel for kids who, like Neil, find empowerment easier online than in real life. Ages 8-12. Agent: Joelle Hobeika, Alloy Entertainment. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Video games -- Fiction.
War games -- Fiction.
Airplanes, Military -- Fiction.
Rescue work -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Video games -- Juvenile fiction.
War games -- Juvenile fiction.
Airplanes, Military -- Juvenile fiction.
Rescue work -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 292 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062272621
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