Review! 20,000 Nerds Under the Sea by Jeff Miller

2000020,000 Nerds Under the Sea

Series: The Nerdy Dozen #3 (#2)

By Jeff Miller

208 pages – ages 8+

Published by HarperCollins on December 8, 2015

Synopsis from the publisher- “Can the nerds handle the high seas? It’s anchors away for this motley crew of middle grade, video-gaming heroes. In the exciting third book of the Nerdy Dozen series, Neil Andertol and his friends are in for their toughest mission yet!

Neil and his crew have reunited at Reboot Robiski’s video-game convention in order to try the brand-new underwater game, Captain Jolly’s Shark Hunt. Except that their win only leads to trouble.

Neil, Sam, and Biggs are captured by the real Captain Jolly, who needs their video-game skills so she can destroy the world. As they embark on an underwater adventure, can the Nerdy Dozen save the day before everything is KO’d?”

What I Thought-I really like this series. Mr. Miller has a fun writing style that really gets into the minds of young tweens, making the story pretty believable. And this has nothing to do with the fact that I am a nerd. 🙂 The story is at the same time possible, yet completely wacky. It is neat how the characters are changing from book to book. They slowly become more mature and developed as characters. I like that there is a subtle message of forgiving your enemies, because in all the books, the characters make friends with the “villain” – in a completely plausible way. I really enjoyed how it makes video games into a pretty important thing, seeing as they have helped save the world several times. The action is realistic, spot on for Miller’s audience and makes a great story.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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9 replies

  1. I love stories like this that bring science, gaming, and kids into a fantastic setting, and also tell a fun story! Fun illustration style, too. Thanks for the review, Erik!

  2. Looks like a funny book for boys!

  3. Is this based on a real video game? The characters are adorable. Going from book-to-book sound sfun. Kinda what you are doing with your reviews. 🙂

  4. This title made me laugh. I had to see what it was about. 🙂

  5. Hi Erik, I’m not a nerd either 😉 but this looks great. Sounds like a good series!

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