Secret Identity (Shredderman Series #1)

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Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.

Bubba has been the bane of Nolan’s existence for five long years. So when Mr. Green asks the class to become reporters, Nolan decides he’ll write an exposé—on Bubba. He doesn’t want to sign his name to it (that’d be suicidal), so Nolan creates a secret identity for ...

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Overview

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.

Bubba has been the bane of Nolan’s existence for five long years. So when Mr. Green asks the class to become reporters, Nolan decides he’ll write an exposé—on Bubba. He doesn’t want to sign his name to it (that’d be suicidal), so Nolan creates a secret identity for himself—on the Internet. He launches Shredderman.com as a place where truth and justice prevail—and bullies get what’s coming to them.

This hilariously triumphant story is for any kid who’s ever dreamed of unleashing their own inner superhero!

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba. Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can't keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd. Bubba has been the bane of Nolan's existence for five long years. So when Mr. Green asks the class to become reporters, Nolan decides he'll write an expose--on Bubba. He doesn't want to sign his name to it (that'd be suicidal), so Nolan creates a secret identity for himself--on the Internet. He launches Shredderman.com as a place where truth and justice prevail--and bullies get what's coming to them. This hilariously triumphant story is for any kid who's ever dreamed of unleashing their own inner superhero!

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Never fear, Shredderman is here! Wendelin Van Draanen, author of the popular Sammy Keyes series, leaps to literary heights with this early-middle-grade series about a boy who puts on his thinking cap to battle the school bully.

It's sad to say, but it's true: Nolan Byrd is Cedar Valley Elementary's No. 1 nerd. But when Bubba Bixby -- a nasty bully who enjoys tipping over kids' lunch trays, calling names, and swiping stuff -- pushes Nolan a little too far, the brainiac boy decides to build a web site dedicated to outing Bubba's shenanigans. With photos of Bubba's pranks and plenty of cool graphics, Nolan's anonymous site, Shredderman.com, soon becomes the talk of the school. In the end, Nolan is thrilled that Bubba gets his comeuppance, and after he gets a surprise "sidekick," he sees that the bully's problems stem from something deeper than mere meanness (even though Bubba's not changing anytime soon!).

Three cheers for Shredderman! Van Draanen has created a "superhero" who speaks wonderfully to all the underdogs out there looking for justice. Kids will surely be looking to devour more episodes, and Brian Biggs's wacky illustrations make for an on-target complement. A crackerjack read for boys and fans of Jon Scieszka's Time Warp Trio or Megan McDonald's Judy Moody. Matt Warner

From The Critics
In one corner we have Bubba Bixby, who "was born big and mean, full of teeth and ready to bite." In the other, there's Nolan Byrd, who adores math, power walking, and most of all, computers. Kids will find themselves cheering this smartie who fights back, not with his fists, but with a creative cyber-weapon. Short chapters make this an excellent choice for younger readers. (Ages 8 to 12)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2004
Publishers Weekly
Shredderman: Secret Identity; Attack of the Tagger Wendelin Van Draanen, illus. by Brian Biggs. Random/Yearling, $5.50 each ISBN 0-440-41912-3; 0-440-41913-1. PW said, "Van Draanen launches a one-man Revenge of the Nerds for the elementary crowd." Ages 7-10. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Van Draanen, known for her excellent Sammy Keyes mystery series, now turns to a younger audience and new genre with a new hero, Nolan "Nerd" Byrd, who is a brilliant, puny fifth grader and primary target of bully Alvin "Bubba" Bixby who "was born big and mean, full of teeth and ready to bite." He has "rocky knuckles and killer breath," terrorizes everyone in school, has dubbed all his classmates with cruel nicknames, and gets away with lying, cheating and stealing. No teacher or principal seems to be able to stop him, so Nolan comes up with a dynamite complicated technology-driven plan to "shred" this bully, and takes on the secret identity of "Shredderman." By the book's end Nolan gets his real name back and feels stronger, smarter and braver "like a superhero should." Short page count, plenty of illustrations, and an intriguing method of solving the age-old bully problem make this an involving book for younger readers who will look forward to more books in this series. 2004, Knopf, Ages 7 to 10.
—Susie Wilde
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4
Fifth grader Nolan Byrd's nickname at school is "Byrd the Nerd"—a title bestowed on him by the relentless school bully, Bubba Bixby. Inspired by a class project, Nolan decides he is finally going to fight back. He sets up a Web page using the alias "Shredderman" and provides the scoop on everything Bubba—from Bubba jokes to video and pictures of Bubba caught in the act of tormenting his classmates. Then, to make sure the message finds its audience, he scatters confetti with the Web address across the school playground. Wendelin Van Draanen's amusing tale (Knopf, 2004) is brought to life by talented 11-year-old Daniel Young who convincingly voices the adults and the children. This delightful combination of thought-provoking material and laugh-out-loud moments will delight listeners.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Fifth grader Nolan Byrd's nickname at school is "Byrd the Nerd"-a title bestowed on him by the relentless school bully, Bubba Bixby. Inspired by a class project, Nolan decides he is finally going to fight back. He sets up a Web page using the alias "Shredderman" and provides the scoop on everything Bubba-from Bubba jokes to video and pictures of Bubba caught in the act of tormenting his classmates. Then, to make sure the message finds its audience, he scatters confetti with the Web address across the school playground. Wendelin Van Draanen's amusing tale (Knopf, 2004) is brought to life by talented 11-year-old Daniel Young who convincingly voices the adults and the children. This delightful combination of thought-provoking material and laugh-out-loud moments will delight listeners.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In a Sammy Keyes for younger readers, Van Draanen opens a new series featuring a fifth-grade math wiz with this quick-paced take on the perennial "dealing with a bully" theme. Weary of being terrorized by Alvin "Bubba" Bixby while grown-ups turn a blind eye, Nolan "Byrd-the-Nerd" Byrd installs a digital camera in his backpack to catch Bubba in the act, and then posts the incriminating photos on a secretly created Web site. The ploy does get Bixby in hot water, particularly with his (predictably) abusive father-but the author suggests more effective alternative strategies by having Nolan gain the self-confidence to stand up to bullying, even at the price of being beaten up, and to refuse to play the nickname game. Biggs contributes sketchy "Beavis and Butthead"-style vignettes; the author adds a supporting cast of unconventional characters, and pushes off a rolling tangle of subplots to set the stage for further exploits from "Shredderman." They should get an enthusiastic welcome. (Fiction. 8-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440419129
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/25/2006
  • Series: Shredderman Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 110,903
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen
Wendelin Van Draanen enjoys the “three Rs”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll. The author lives in central CA.

Brian Biggs is an illustrator, designer, graphic novelist, and accordion player. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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CHAPTER 1
BUBBA BIXBY

Bubba Bixby was born big and mean, full of teeth and ready to bite.

That's what my mom thinks anyway.

My dad says a boy isn't born bad—he grows into being bad.

I don't know who's right. What I do know is that Bubba Bixby's got rocky knuckles.

And killer breath.

Teachers are always telling him to use words instead of fists—they have no idea what they're saying! Bubba-breath can knock you out cold.

Ask Ian McCoy. It actually happened to him in the third grade. When Bubba shouted at him, Ian's eyes rolled up in his head.

His knees buckled.

Then he blacked out and bit the dirt.

We had to slap his cheeks like crazy to get him to wake up, and when he did, he sat up, then threw up.

My father thinks I shouldn't call Bubba "Bubba" like everyone else does. He thinks I should call him Alvin, which is his real name. I've told him that calling him Alvin will get me pounded. Mike McDermish got dared to do it once and was nothing but Mike-mush when it was over. Now it's "Sure, Bubba" and "You betcha, Bubba" whenever he talks to him.

My mom and dad used to try to get the school to do something about Bubba. They talked to teachers. They even talked to the principal, Dr. Voss, a bunch of times. Nothing changed.

Dad thinks Dr. Voss isn't assertive enough. Dr. Voss thinks I'm not assertive enough. She says that kids like Bubba help us get ready for life.

Now that I'm a fifth grader, my dad tells me not to worry about Bubba. He says that I've got a lot more on the ball than Bubba does, and that one day Alvin Bixby will be working for me.

But he's wrong on two counts. First, that's forever away. And second, I wouldn't hire Bubba in a million years.

I'd fire him.

Say . . . what if I could fire Bubba from school? Wouldn't that be cool? Just kick him out and tell him to never come back. I could eat lunch without him flipping over my tray. Play four-square without him hogging the ball. Line up for class without him taking cuts and shoving the rest of us back. Oh, yeah. School without Bubba would be a whole new place.

I have to admit that our teacher, Mr. Green, tries to keep Bubba in line, but Mr. Green's already got one full-time job teaching fifth grade, and my mom says it's hard for him to take on another in the middle of it.

Plus, Bubba's sly. So no matter how hard Mr. Green tries, Bubba gets away with stuff.

Like lying.

And cheating.

And stealing.

My magic-rub eraser is in Bubba's desk right now with the initials B.B. gouged into it. So are some of my colored pencils. And probably my favorite The Gecko and Sticky magazine and the Dinosaurs library book I keep getting a reminder on.

It's not just my stuff that gets stolen. Bubba takes things from everybody. Even his friends, Kevin and Max. Actually, I think he steals from them the most.

The only thing Bubba's ever given anyone is names. I used to be Nolan Byrd. Now I'm Byrd-the-Nerd.

Or just plain Nerd.

Jake is Bucktooth. Trey is Butthead. Marvin is Moron. Todd is Toad, Ian is Fizz, Jenni is Worm-lips, Trinity is Pony-girl, Kayla is Freckle, Sarah is Kiss-up . . . everyone's got two names: one from their parents and one from Bubba.

His names stick, too. If Bubba calls you something a few times, you'll hear it over and over again from everyone. Some people like their names. Like Brian Washington. Even the teachers call him Gap because he wants them to. He doesn't have a gap between his front teeth anymore, but Bubba called him that in second grade, and he hasn't been Brian since.

So that's Bubba. He calls you names. He steals your stuff. He breathes putrid fumes in your face.

And even though I've always wanted to do something about it, I could never figure out what. I'm half Bubba's size and don't exactly want to die in elementary school.

So I just eat lunch far away from him, make room when he's cutting in line, and let him call me Nerd.

It's not fair, but at least I'm still alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    FUNNY

    Funny

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Shredderman SHREDS Shredderman Will Shred Your Lights Out

    Shredderman, by Wendelin Van Draanen will BLOW YOU AWAY! This realistic fiction EPIC novel will make you shred through pages day and night. Selling over 2 million copies, Shredderman will make your brain shred and you will want to stand up to bullies. You will go off like a firework. This story will make you think that this is really happening to someone because it takes place in the present time. This book was a finalist for the Christopher Medal for Shredderman, only for Shredderman. Shredderman shreds so much they had to direct a T.V show for it AND, they made a movie. Van Draanen loved to stand up to bullies and she needed to make a book about it. Wendelin was a tomboy when she was younger. She has written several other books such as three other Shreddermans, and The Running Dream. She has won a state award for herself. A quote from her is ¿Next time you¿re faced with a choice, do the right thing, it hurts everyone less in the long run. Nolan Bryd is a fifth grade student who is struggling with friends and his parents at home. The story takes place in a New York classroom. Nolan is getting bullied by ¿ Bubba Bixby¿ for no reason at all. Mr. Greene (his teacher) gives him a good grade and gives him a nick name to stand up to Bubba. Bubba is very amazed at what Nolan did. Wendelin uses her descriptive words to describe the setting. For example ¿It all takes place in this big bull pen called school¿. She also uses short sentences to describe the bully, Bubba Bixby. An example is¿ Like lying. And cheating. And stealing. Bubba does that. She doesn¿t describe the good things about Bubba because nothing is good about him. Bubba Bixby was born big and mean, full of teeth and ready to bite. I think she was partially successful because she didn¿t say anything nice in the story about Bubba. She did use a lot of descriptive words throughout the story. This book can connect to another book called The Tiger Rising. The kid in that book is also getting bullied. You are also in luck because there is a series to the book. Nolan is still being bullied but, does even more to stop it. Four other books are in the series and they are spectacular. If you read Shredderman I strongly recommend you read Big Nate and Diary Of a Wimpy Kid the series. Big Nate is about a boy who is getting bullied and is getting into mischief . Diary Of a Wimpy is about middle school bulling and Greg is getting to the bottom of it.

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  • Posted November 14, 2011

    A mystery page turner

    So this book is an awesome book. Shredderman is a good series. The author used very simple words so the book seems to flow really easy and its very easy to read. It was kind of a page turner but its not an action book, its more of a mystery, there fore some points in the book seemed a little dull. Like in the beginning when your trying to understand who the characters are and what parts they play. But once you hit like Chapter 3, the book keeps you pretty hooked, I did find it hard to set down at some points, Very satisfied with it. I would recommend this book to anyone from middle school to 16.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

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    Cool

    Im reading this book in school for AR and its good so far!

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    awsome

    this book is the coolest ever! And it is hilarious. AWSOME. This book is a must read! Get this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fantastic,great incredible. this is AWSOME. You are awsome who ever gets this book is AWSOME dude. Five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    This is one book whose cover did not encourage me to read it's contents. However once I began to read, I discovered an inspiring story line, educational moral, and could not wait to pick the book back up. Each time I set it down I could not wait to find out what happened next! Very Good book. Many lessons for children.

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

    Shredderman 1

    If you read Shredderman Secret Identity, it will help you learn about bullying. Bubba is bulling Nolan. And Nolan is fighting back secretly. Nolan starts his own webiste and puts pictures of Bubba on the website that Bubba does not known about. Mr.Green is Nolan's sidekick. I really like this book because it helps you learn about bullying. Wendelin Van Draanen created believable characters.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

    shedderman ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And so does the writerWendelin Van Draanen along with her sidekick Brian Biggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the very first Shredderman book.It is so awsome.And like I said before Wendelin Van Draanen and her sidekick ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I can't wait to get the others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are number (#) 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And so are your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your my favorite ather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sincerly, Michael

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    Shedderman

    My Book Review My book review is on the book Shedderman. It is by Wendelin Van Draanen. The genre is realistic fiction. It mainly takes place in a school in Cedar Valley. This story is about a boy named Nolan Byrd. He goes to this school in Cedar Valley. He has a bit of a problem, actually all the students have problems, and it¿s called Bubba Bixby, the school bully. Bubba can¿t be stopped. Not even by teachers and principals! Nolan needs to find a way to stop him without Bubba knowing who he is. My favorite part of the story is when Nolan makes a website all about Bubba. I liked the things he puts on the website and how he does it. It is well thought out. I think this book is a good book, and should be read by anyone who reads this review. I highly recommend this book because it has funny moments and it makes you want to find out what happens next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    Kid's Review

    The story, Shredderman, takes place in a school area in the present time. There are 138 pages in the book Shredderman. The author is Wendlin van Draanen. This story is about a kid, Noel, who gets picked on all of the time. Noel is in the fifth grade and kind of nerdy. Bubba Bixby is a bully and he cheats, steals, and cuts in line. He picks on everyone in the school. Bubba Bixby picks on Noel all of the time. Bubba calls Noel many names and makes him feel bad. This makes Noel feel like he is a little kid and that he is not really old enough to accomplish anything. That is until he gets an assignment to write a report on anyone he wants. He decides that he wants to write his report about Bubba Bixby, but then has second thoughts. Noel thinks that if he does his report on Bubba, that Bubba will beat him up. He then decides to write his report on someone else, but comes up with another idea. Noel decides to make a website called Shredderman.com. On this website Noel shows pictures of Bubba picking on other kids and him, but the website has to remain a secret. No one can know it is Noel who created the website because he doesn¿t want to get in trouble with his teachers or beaten up by Bubba Bixby. My favorite part of this book is when Noel is climbing to the top of the roof to throw little flyers onto the plays cape. These flyers are all about Shredderman.com. This was a really funny part in the book. Noel gets onto a truck, climbs up a pipe, gets onto an air conditioner, swings onto a flood light, and then onto the roof. When he is on the roof the man owning the truck drives away. So, on the way back down he decides to jump. His hands and knees get all cut up. I would recommend this book because it is really good and funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    kids reveiw

    Shredderman Book review The book I read is shredderman and the author is Wendelin Van Draarnen. Mostly the setting is at the school, and at Nolan¿s house. The genre is realistic fiction. This book has 138 pages in the whole thing. Bubba Bixby is a bully he cheats steals and cuts in line and he beats up and terrorizes little kids even the teachers and principal don¿t like him. Nolan has been having bully problems with Bubba Bixby he has been betting him since third grade so they know he is mean. Nolan thinks it takes a superhero to make him to make bubba be quiet and stop bullying people. Nolan decides to teach bubba a lesson so Nolan decides to become a superhero on the computer. Mr. Green is Nolan and bubbas teacher. Nolan is kind of a nerd. My favorite part was when Bubba got back to school and he was meaner than ever. He pushes and he had not changed a bite he had not changed a bit. He was still evil as ever the teachers still don¿t like him at all he calls people worst names. I like it because the author does not boar me with detail she puts in just the right amount of detail. If you like all that then this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2005

    Awesome!

    This is great! I read this to my husband in the car on a trip to Colorado and he couldn't get enough. My 5th grade class loved it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    GRRRRRREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is really great and it puts into perspective what a lot of kids go through

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2004

    It's a Miracle!!

    My 3rd grade son has tried for so long to find a book that he couldn't put down. He is a reluctant reader and has difficulty staying 'on task' . He's tried the Treehouse Series, The Zak Files, Captain Underpants, Hardy Boys etc. but he just never found them to be quite his style. HE LOVED Shredderman!!! I was so happy that I found it hard to ask him to stop reading it at bedtime. He anxiously awaits another to be written. We're keeping our fingers crossed that it comes soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    This Book Shreds!

    This is a fun story about a boy who fights back with his wits. Nolan focuses on what he is good at to fight back at the school bully and expose him to everyone. Nolan also learns to be proud of who he is and what he can accomplish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Pretty good for a fast read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Love it

    Were does she come up with her iedas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    jay

    I love this book it funny and good for me to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Go couragous kids

    This book i inspiring to all th kids that have been or are being bullied. I would recommened this book to anyone that is a victim of bulling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    you shres -mr. Green

    Shredderman is a really good book about a boy named Nolan Byrd. Nolan tries to make a website and I won't tell you if he sucseeds. This Shredderman series is one of the best book series I have ever read. And trust me on this one, my Mom is a Random House book publisher and my Dad is a writer, so I obvisouly read a lot of books, so I have a lotof books to choose from, and Shredderman is one of the choices. Shredderman shreds!

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