M is for Mama's Boy is the second book in Michael Buckley's N.E.R.D.S. series. It told from Duncan Dewey's point of view.


5 nerds. 5 special powers. By day, they're picked on and are your regular, run-of-the-mill nerds. By afternoon, they become N.E.R.D.S., an elite group of super-spies who operate out of the school basement. Each team member's weakness gets turned into a superpower by an amazing computer.

Jackson's braces turn into mechanical devices you can use for pretty much anything. Duncan Dewey 's glue-eating ability makes him stick to walls. Ruby 's allergies make it so that she can detect danger and dishonesty. Matilda 's inhalers enables her to fly and blast enemies.

Their darkest moment, however, is at hand. When the supercomputer that grants them their powers gets nullified by an adult who works for Simon (Choppers), the team's arch-nemesis and former comrade, things get dangerous. Out for revenge against the super-spies, Simon is determined to use his mind-controlling powers to take over the world and finally give the NERDS the ultimate humiliation.

Can the five of them stop Simon without their superpowers - or are the world's inhabitants destined to become mindless zombies?

A great adventure for action and technology junkies. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is well-done and moves quickly.