King of the Lost and FoundBook - 2007
Raymond Dunne is in the 10th grade. He can't change the fact that he's prone to sneezing, getting nosebleeds, and fainting. He can, however, change the fact that he's not popular -- though it won't be easy. In this hilarious story about friendship, love, and loyalty, Raymond transforms himself from a lonely geek to the gatekeeper of an underground social club. In the process, he befriends one of the most popular guys in school, sticks up for his fellow nerds, and works up the courage to approach the lovely Janice, his not-so-secret crush. However, with the relentlessly strict principal and the equally vigilant vice-principal hot on his trail, how long will Raymond's underground club -- and his newfound friendships -- last? In this quirky, engaging tale, reminiscent of Revenge of the Nerds and the novels of Gordon Korman, John Lekich once again creates a believable young protagonist whose plight readers can empathize with -- even as they laugh.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2007.
Characteristics: 308 p.