Super Dorks

(Part of Pack of Dorks)

About The Book

Lucy is ready to be a superhero!
Lucy loves her best friends—her pack of dorks. But this year, everyone in the pack has become a hero . . . except for her! Sam rescues twin toddlers about to get hit by a car. April helps bring about the downfall of a ring of bicycle thieves. Sheldon and Amanda launch a campaign to protect turtle eggs laid on the school playground. Even Lucy's new teacher asks the class about their bravest moments. But Lucy's not brave—she doesn't even like to go to the basement by herself!
So Lucy decides she's going to do something heroic. She'll be a super dork! This might be her chance to find her awesome.
Unfortunately, all her attempts to help save the day seem to go awry, and usually end up making the situation much worse. Is ordinary dorkdom her destiny—or can Lucy ever find a way to be a hero?

About The Author

Beth Vrabel is the award-winning author of A Blind Guide to Stinkville, A Blind Guide to Normal, and the Pack of Dorks series. She can't clap to the beat or be trusted around Nutella, but indulges in both often, much to the dismay of her family. She lives in the Dallas, Texas area.

Raves and Reviews

"Lucy's heartfelt voice, as she develops a growing understanding—and acceptance—of herself and her friends, is believable and moving, returning to the wisdom and deep emotional resonance that elevated to excellence the first of this series. . . . A first-rate exploration of the quiet heroism that keeps unpopular kids moving ahead toward a happier future." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pack of Dorks:
"Lucy's feisty narration, emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join." -- Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected

"Lucy's growth and smart, funny observations entertain and empower in Vrabel's debut, a story about the benefits of embracing one's true self and treating others with respect." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Camp Dork:
"Vrabel paints a realistic depiction of tween life, particularly its emotional confusion. Preteen readers will connect with Lucy's personal struggles and be entertained by her disastrous attempts at camp life." -- Booklist

"Vrabel has a rare talent for expressing the tenderness, frustration, awkwardness, confusion, and fun of growing up. VERDICT In Vrabel's capable hands, the ups and downs of adolescence shine through with authenticity and humor." -- School Library Journal

"With good humor, Vrabel explores the pitfalls of emerging preteenhood. This quick read nonetheless effectively delves into interpersonal pitfalls that will be familiar to most older grade schoolers, and Lucy's developing insight may even provide a few hints for staying on the right path. Honest, funny, and entertaining." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lucy's heartfelt voice, as she develops a growing understanding—and acceptance—of herself and her friends, is believable and moving, returning to the wisdom and deep emotional resonance that elevated to excellence the first of this series. . . . A first-rate exploration of the quiet heroism that keeps unpopular kids moving ahead toward a happier future." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pack of Dorks:
"Lucy's feisty narration, emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join." -- Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected

"Lucy's growth and smart, funny observations entertain and empower in Vrabel's debut, a story about the benefits of embracing one's true self and treating others with respect." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Camp Dork:
"Vrabel paints a realistic depiction of tween life, particularly its emotional confusion. Preteen readers will connect with Lucy's personal struggles and be entertained by her disastrous attempts at camp life." -- Booklist

"Vrabel has a rare talent for expressing the tenderness, frustration, awkwardness, confusion, and fun of growing up. VERDICT In Vrabel's capable hands, the ups and downs of adolescence shine through with authenticity and humor." -- School Library Journal

"With good humor, Vrabel explores the pitfalls of emerging preteenhood. This quick read nonetheless effectively delves into interpersonal pitfalls that will be familiar to most older grade schoolers, and Lucy's developing insight may even provide a few hints for staying on the right path. Honest, funny, and entertaining." -- Kirkus Reviews

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