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Book by Jarrett Lerner

Review by Sam

About the story:


Robots can be a problem.

Have you ever thought about that?  You may have thought having a robot would be the best thing in the world.

Think again.

A robot could bring the world to its fate, due to careless programming.  That is, if it is a robot named Greeeg. A robot named Greeeg that appears on 12-year-old Kennedy’s doorstep, and then builds itself.

How would you like to have a robot that ate everything in that fridge, and then broke a window with his cube-firing butt?  Can Kennedy and his nerdy friends find a way to stop the town from being destroyed by a horde of very-hungry robots?

You will have to read the book to find out.

This is a great read if you enjoyed the “Captain Underpants” series. If you liked this book, you will be excited to know that in early 2019, there will be a sequel called, “The Revenge Of The EngiNerds”.


About the characters:


Kennedy is the head of the EngiNerds, and he likes to make slingshots and buildings out of chopsticks. He also likes “build your own”  project sets. Dan is Kennedy’s best friend.  He is a bit serious sometimes, but often fun. He also is into robots. John Henry Knox, is a very smart EngiNerd who loves to study clouds and weather. He is often wasting time saying that any day now the world will meet its end because of some natural disaster. I, myself, think he is too serious, but there is nothing wrong with being smart, I guess. Jerry is your average tweenager who supplies everyone with chocolate milk, I do not know much about him because he is only in a few scenes in the book.  Edsley/Mike is another kid who seems to be part of the setup for the sequel that I mentioned is coming out in 2019. I also do not know much about him because he was in like, one scene in the book.


About the author:


EngiNerds was written by Jarrett Lerner, and illustrated by Serge Seidlitz.

Jarrett Lerner lives in Medford, Massachusetts with wife, his cat, and his daughter.

Jarrett Lerner is a very cool writer who makes very funny books. Enginerds is a good choice for a read-to-yourself story, or a classroom read that will make you worry for the characters, but will also make you guffaw.

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