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The Obnoxious Jerks
     

The Obnoxious Jerks

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by Stephen Manes
 

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Who are the Obnoxious Jerks?

A: The weirdest band of total misfits ever seen at any known high school in the free world.
B: Amateur comedians whose routines include kazoos, used chewing gum, and gooey lemon meringue pies.
C: Members of a club whose Official Ice Cream Flavor is Nuts to You.
D: A disorganized organization whose exploits are required

Overview

Who are the Obnoxious Jerks?

A: The weirdest band of total misfits ever seen at any known high school in the free world.
B: Amateur comedians whose routines include kazoos, used chewing gum, and gooey lemon meringue pies.
C: Members of a club whose Official Ice Cream Flavor is Nuts to You.
D: A disorganized organization whose exploits are required reading for anybody with a sense of humor.

All of the above--and more . . . and now they fit into your Nook!

There are jerks in every high school. The Obnoxious Jerks are found only at Ullman Griswold Memorial High (or, as they prefer to call it, UGH). They specialize in pranks (better known as "jerk-outs") designed to show how ridiculous some school rules can be. Which means the detention hall sometimes becomes the Jerks' unofficial meeting room.

Then something happens to shake up Jerkdom: A girl known as "Iceberg" Freeze asks to join the all-male club-that's-not-a-club. It's not long before she finds herself at the center of the greatest jerk-out ever--one that involves picket signs, mass demonstrations, and guys wearing skirts.

What's acceptable behavior? What's worth fighting for? The Obnoxious Jerks twist, bend, and break the rules to find out. And in the process learn a lot about questioning not only the outside world, but also themselves.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
“Brighter than their ‘brain-dead’ classmates who yearn only for popularity, the Jerks concentrate on creating clever protests against stupid authority. . . hilarious . . . Breezy repartee and likable characters sharpen the bite of this trenchant view of the social stratification and administrative inflexibility typical of American high schools.”
ALA Booklist
". . goofy, brazen antics . . . Manes manages to make a good point while he entertains with fast-flying humor and an iconoclastic view of school that are bound to appeal."
Publishers Weekly
"This lighthearted romp . . . sparkles with puckish exuberance."
Kirkus Reviews
“This bright, unpredictable cast creates enough havoc in its quintessentially dull school to keep readers thoroughly entertained.”
The Prosers
"I loved that book. I must have read it more than a hundred times. . . My copy became waterlogged, dog-eared, and stained with chocolate ice cream. I read it so often that I still have scenes memorized."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014173780
Publisher:
Cadwallader & Stern
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,155,560
File size:
276 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! won kid-voted awards in five states, is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!, quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-acclaimed biography Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry— and Made Himself the Richest Man in America. He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the ’seventies classic movie Mother, Jugs & Speed. A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.

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Obnoxious Jerks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really didnt like this book i thought it to be to orignal and no thought at all put into it i mean come on a club with guys wearing skirts and a girl wants to join how original, plus i was forced to read it in my tenth grade class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is SO funny! I discovered it in a box of my brother's old books years ago. I lent it to a friend, and now, three years later, have given up on getting it back. Its a terible loss. :( Seriously though, read this book. It's amusing, even from a female point of veiw. It taught me one important life lesson: never lend out books you want to see again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book. I absolutely loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book over 9 years ago and it has stayed on my mind. It is absolutely hilarious!!! I am ready to finally find and buy it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book very much. It's funny, well written, has a great story and well.. easy to relate to. Good for a whatever-read.. but I loved it.