This year, at a new school in a new town, Jerry's decided to start a new life altogether - as a Cool Guy. He's been preparing all summer: Studying teen magazines, watching music videos, and distressing his jeans. Things get off to a good start, but before you know it, Jerry finds himself tangled up in a complicated web of lies; what's more, he's battling a terrible urge to put his glasses back on, join the science team, and, worst of all. date Brenda, a one hundred percent geek. Does he really want to be a dork in disguise forever? Carol Gorman perfectly captures the horror and hilarity of the middle-school social scene in this fast-paced and funny take on what it really means to be yourself.
Carol Gorman is the author of many books for young readers, including The Miraculous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan, an ABA Pick of the Lists, and Lizard Flanagan, Supermodel?? She lives in Iowa with her husband. who is also a full-time writer. You can visit her on the web at www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/6765