Nominated for the 2018 ARK Children’s Book Prize
Nerd is exactly the kind of book that children like and will remember. It’s a book that children recommend to their friends and will ask their teacher to read aloud in class.
How far are you willing to go to be popular?
Maria is clumsy and wishes that she was as pretty and cool as her classmate Heddy. Heddy has thousands of followers on her YouTube channel, and knows how to style her hair so it looks dead awesome. One day the teacher decides that everyone in the class has to start a YouTube channel because social media is a subject that is important to learn. Maria posts a video of how clumsy she is, and to her surprise, it’s an instant success. Everyone laughs at her, but for a different reason than before. In a way Maria has become popular. But is it worth it?