December 17, 2010
Science Fair - by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
It's really the story of Toby, a dorky eighth-grader who wants to win the $5,000 prize at his school's science fair, but knows that the rich bratty kids whose parents pay for fancy projects always win. When Toby uncovers an unfair and sinister plot, it's up to him and his friends to uncover the truth, save the science fair from cheating (and the United States from being destroyed by terrorists), and avoid capture by the many people who are hunting them down. This book is a roller coaster of silliness, but also a pretty good scientific adventure. I'd recommend it to readers who like funny books, bad accents, science, Star Wars, and inventing things. Also, anyone who's ever dreamed of uncovering secret plots and saving the world, or boring things like that.