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Best Nerds Forever

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Ghostly mystery has humor, sadness, and surprising depth.

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The mystery of Finn's death moves the plot of this engaging story, but the look at real friendship, human complexity, and appreciating life's moments are at the core of its emotional impact. Best Nerds Forever seamlessly blends grief and regret with humor and middle school pranks. In one moment, we see Finn's parents face the reality of their child's death, and in another we see Finn enjoying an all-night ice cream binge, knowing he'll never get caught. There are some big themes here, and authors James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein approach them with age-appropriate language and ideas that respect readers' emotional depth, curiosity, and empathy.

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