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NERD CAMP

NERD CAMP

by Elissa Brent Weissman

Ten-year-old Gabe has just been accepted to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment. That means he'll be spending six weeks at sleepaway camp, writing poetry and perfecting logic proofs. SCGE has been a summer home of some legendary middle-school smarty-pants (and future Jeopardy! contestants), but it also has a reputation for being, well, a nerd camp.

Gabe isn't a nerd. Is he? He's never thought about it much, but compared to Zack, his hip, soon-to-be-stepbrother from LA, Gabe's not so sure where he falls on the cool scale. A wild summer at camp, complete with a midnight canoe ride to Dead Man's Island, helps Gabe realize that he and Zack may be different, but that doesn't mean they can't be brothers...and friends.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.1
Lexile Measure
810L
Publisher
SIM - SIMON & SCHUSTER
Number of Pages
272
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Elissa Brent Weissman Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of "Standing for Socks." She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and Roehampton University in London, England and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Grant. Connect online at ebweissman.com.

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