Dweeb Cover


Burgers, Beasts, and Brainwashed Bullies

By Aaron Starmer; Andy Rash (Illustrator)

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385737050, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009


A smart and funny tale of perseverance, teamwork, and the true meaning of success.

Strange things are happening at Ho-Ho-Kus Junior High. The cafeteria is covered in a sea of burger wrappers. Bullies aren’t bullying anymore. And there’s an eerie growling coming from the walls.

If anyone can get to the bottom of these mysteries, it’s Denton, Wendell, Eddie, Elijah, and Bijay. They may be misfits, but they’re also the smartest kids in the eighth grade. There’s just one problem. Vice Principal Snodgrass has framed them for a crime they didn’t commit and imprisoned them in a secret room in the bowels of the school. His terms: Ace the dreaded Idaho Tests and all will be forgiven. Their plan: figure out who—or what—is to blame for the changes at school. It will take the nerdiest of skills. It will be scarier than talking to girls. It will be a true test, one that can be passed only by a select few. And those five boys are known as DWEEB.

About the Author
Aaron Starmer's writing has appeared in guidebooks and a variety of humor publications, including the McSweeney's anthology "Mountain Dance Moves. Dweeb "is his first novel. He lives in New Jersey.

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