Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen

"So that's Bubba. He calls you names. He steals your stuff. He breathes putrid fumes in your face.
And even though I've always wanted to do something about it, I could never figure out what. I'm half Bubba's size and don't exactly want to die in elementary school.
So I just eat lunch far away from him, make room when he's cutting in line, and let him call me Nerd.
It's not fair, but at least I'm still alive." (6)

Fifth grader Nolan Byrd is sick and tired of being picked on by school bully Bubba Bixby. In fact, Bubba Bixby picks on everyone at school. Since the teachers and adults can't seem to help him, Nolan turns into his own superhero. With the help of a digital camera, a computer, and his own website, Nolan becomes "Shredderman", fighting injustice in his own special way. But how can he keep his identity a secret, especially from his teacher and parents? If you read Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen, you get some great illustrations by Brian Biggs, but the audiobook version of the series is just as funny, with 11 year old Daniel Young narrating in a different voice for each character.



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