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The Cheerleaders of Doom (NERDS #3)

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Matilda “Wheezer” Choi, the asthmatic who can fly and kick butt courtesy of her nanobyte-enhanced inhalers, loves pro wrestling and hates anything “girlie.” Maybe that’s because she grew up with six brothers—or maybe it’s because her home life has become a battle zone in the conflict between her parents. Unfortunately for Wheezer, when a former member of NERDS turned ...more
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams (first published January 1st 2011)
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Nice! The Cheerleaders of Doom is centered around Matilde, the tough as nails, Asian-American, asthmatic, and self prescribed tomboy. There were quite a few messages including a combination of "Beauty is only skin deep.", "Don't judge a book by its cover.", "Follow through on your commitments.", and (my favorite) " Parents divorcing is not the end of the world."

The set up and situation was really interesting. What seemed like an "ugly duckling" cliche turned into something completely different a
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
La porristas del infierno es la tercera parte de la saga NERDS de Michael Buckley. A pesar de ser el tercero, cada novela es independiente del resto de los libros de la saga, por lo tanto, se puede leer por separado. Sin embargo, para los interesados en saber qué ocurrió antes, en la solapa izquierda hay un pequeño recorte de las aventuras anteriores.
Lo que primero atrae de esta novela, no solo es la llamativa portada (la cual es genial), también lo es el interior del mismo, con un diseño incre
I recently read Nerds The Cheerleaders of Doom, a graphic novel by Michael Buckley. The book is all about an agent from NERDS (Matilda Choi) and her time period of becoming a cheerleader just to catch a “mathlete” who has gone to different earths and stole treasures to pay for her plastic surgeries. Also Matilda has to fight with other versions of her to defeat Heathcliff Hodges. The book also contains Matilda’s encounters with herself in gorilla form!

At times this book can be irritating. For ex
Joshua B.
Sep 26, 2012 Joshua B. rated it really liked it
Nerds 3 by: Michael Buckley Fiction
243 pages 9/21/12

Nerds is a secret place where scientist turn nerds into super heroes. In the story the nerds have to stop an evil mastermind named mathlete. She was a former member of nerds but had to move away from the nerds facility. Her plan was to destroy every universe. To stop her, Matilda, one of the nerds, goes to a cheerleading school where she knows mathlete is there. This is a hard task for Matilda because she is more of a tomboy then a girly girl.
May 06, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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Great book! I actually haven't read the first two books in the series, and although I could tell there was plenty of back story that I didn't know, I had no trouble following and enjoying this book on its own.

I loved the snarky sense of humor, the kick-butt girls (and boys!), nerds saving the world, the great librarian, and the whiz-bang gizmos. There are also very realistic and relatable elements -- family life and trying to figure out who you are and how to be yourself in the world -- that wil
Alice T
Apr 13, 2012 Alice T rated it really liked it
The third book in the NERDS series focuses on Wheezer, Matilda Choi. I'm thoroughly enjoying that we get to find out more about each agent as the series progresses. Wheezer's personal family problems are probably relatable with a lot of kids these days. Mom and dad are constantly fighting and are on the verge of divorce. What I like about this particular resolution is that it was realistic. There isn't a happy ending where suddenly her parents get along again, instead, her parents sit down with ...more
Nov 08, 2014 Julianna rated it it was amazing
Wow, I really liked this NERDS book! In my opinion, it is the best one by far ( but I have not read the whole series yet) and I can not wait to read the next book!! I also really loved the quiz after page 61 because of the last question:
Confess something that no one knows about you.

a) I attend a school for wizards
c) I'm the child of a Greek god
d) I'm a detective who investigates crimes committed by fairy tales characters
I can't remeber B but I really liked those options because I liked the Ha
Sep 25, 2014 Alessandra rated it it was amazing
The Cheerleaders of Doom By Michael Buckley is an awesome book! i couldnt put it down! Matilda finds out that Gerdie created a machine to destroy the world that Screwball (heathcliff) gave her. Matilda has to become a cheerleader to be able to find Gerdie. i would totally recommend this book to all who have lots of time because it is hard to put down!
Aug 03, 2013 Gwyneth rated it it was amazing
Haha this was probably the cutest of the first and second books!!!! It was still just as amazing as the others though!!!!
Oct 11, 2011 Cypress rated it really liked it
This is a really good book, I highly recomend this book but you should'nt read it unless you have read the other two beacause it would be a little confusing if you did'nt.
Feb 25, 2012 Cynthia rated it really liked it
It's a funny book filled with spies, techie stuff, cheerleaders, and plot twists. Plus, I love the math in the book! NERDS books are popular in my classroom. They'll love this one.
Jan 16, 2013 Felix rated it it was amazing
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I love this series.
Madi Lindsay
Sep 21, 2016 Madi Lindsay rated it really liked it
The NERDS have a new enemy Gerdie Baker a former team member. She made a machine that is causing tears in the multiverse if Gerdie doesn't stop soon Earth will be moved out of alignment! Heathcliff aka Choppers aka Simon aka Screwball aka Brainstorm gave Gerdie the caculator she needed to build her multiverse traveling machine. With the money she gets from the multiverse she got plastic surgery and nobody knows what she looks like or what her new name is, its up to Matilda to find her at a cheer ...more
Jet Sherman
Oct 01, 2016 Jet Sherman rated it it was amazing
This book is probably the best one in the series. With its secretive investigation, and hilarious humor, everyone that's made it this far in the series is sure to love it.
Jul 26, 2015 Patrick rated it liked it
The members of the National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (N.E.R.D.S) are back for a third installment. This spy thriller is filled with all the gadgets and secret identity that you'd expect, but takes on more of a science fiction turn. Someone is making visits to other parallel dimensions which is wreaking havoc on our own. It's up to the N.E.R.D.S. to find out who the culprit is and stop them.

Like previous books in the series, this one focuses on a single character of the N.E.R.D.S te
Fede Valotta
Dec 13, 2013 Fede Valotta rated it really liked it
Reseña completa:

Es 4 de Diciembre (estoy haciendo la entrada con anticipación porque el 10, 12, 16, 18 y 20 tengo finales, por ende casi todas las entradas de acá al 20 son automáticas), llevo 4 libros leídos en Diciembre ¡Fede son un monton! Bueno tampoco tanto, son libros cortitos (200 hojas aprox).

NERDS 3: Porristas del infierno es un libro de la saga NERDS. Si no han leído las reseñas de los libros 1 y 2, no las busquen porque no están. Si bien es un
Dentro de un  Libro
Dec 17, 2013 Dentro de un Libro rated it liked it
Las porristas del infierno es la tercera parte de la saga NERDS, y aunque siempre conviene leer antes los primeros libros, si lees este independientemente de los anteriores no es un problema, y se entiende bien que es lo que sucede.

Las siglas NERDS significan Núcleo de Espionaje, Rescate y Defensa Secreta, en esta asociación súper secreta vuelven las debilidades de sus miembros en súper poderes, por ejemplo a Matilda, también conocida como Ráfaga, que sufre de asma sus inhaladores retocados le d
Oct 22, 2011 Doret rated it really liked it
This is book three in National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society series or simply Nerds. Five fifth graders who are teased and bullied are secret government agent. Each member has their weakness tweak by a super computer and turned into their greatest asset. This time Matilda Choi aka Wheezer takes the lead on the case. Wheezer suffers from very bad asthma. Her enhanced inhalers give her many advantages including the ability to fly.

Gerdie Baker a former Nerds members has invented a device t
Matthew Gutierrez
Sep 14, 2016 Matthew Gutierrez rated it it was amazing
Nerds:The Cheerleaders of Doom was the third book to the book series nerds. Starring Matilda Choi, she goes undercover as a cheerleader to stop a former nerd at a camp.While all the intense action happens at the camp Heathcliff is in a hospital for the insane after being a evil villain Simon. To find out more read the book.
Jul 07, 2014 Elsa rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this series, despite being nearly sixteen and going into 11th grade. These kids are just awesome, and while the books can get a bit preachy and...very strange at times, I really enjoy them.

Matilda is my favorite character. Maybe it's because she's a tiny East Asian girl like myself. She's also really awesome.

I saw myself in her so many times throughout this book. Not really sure who to be, trying to be a tomboy, channeling anger into violence. It was quite spot-on, although by
Dec 01, 2015 Curry rated it really liked it
The book Nerds is a really interesting book to read and i have read the third book in the series and i actually find the third book has added some new characters and the way the characters are doing their job really well and i think that in the second book they have done a lot of work to get the reader to really read every chapter and so i think that they have done a great job of explaining of what is happening in the scene and what they are really doing so i think that my favorite book of the ...more
Dec 15, 2015 DiegoR rated it it was amazing
The book “Nerds, The Cheerleaders of Doom”, Michael Buckley, is a great electrifying book that keeps you reading. A group called N.E.R.D.S. is on a case for a machine that zaps all electricity for a big radius to travel to different Earths. They find that former agent codename “Mathlete”, or Gerdie, made the machine and stole from other Earths. With the stolen items such as gold, diamonds, silver, etc. Gerdie gets a makeover to be pretty and goes to a cheerleading camp. Matilda, a member of ...more
Colton W.
Nov 10, 2015 Colton W. rated it liked it

the nerds are a secret organization that saves the world. Matilda is the main character, the protagonist. The antagonist is a boy named Heathcliff. Heathcliff wants to be called screwball so ya. Screwball gives a number to complete one his own friends teleporter. The machine ends up being a dimension traveler machine. The girl Gerda (who made the machine) finds gold diamonds and other stuff in the dimensions. She gets plastic surgery and joins a chee
May 21, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it
This book focuses on Matilda Choi, code name Wheezer. She's a complete tomboy, the only girl in a family of brothers, who really just wants to bash someone's head in. When the NERDS discover a plot to destroy the world, Matilda is chosen to go undercover and ferret out the mastermind. Unfortunately for her, this means getting all girly and going to cheerleader camp, not exactly what Matilda had in mind.

As the book progressed, Matilda grew a lot in her own self-confidence and realized that she co
Joshua Gerhards
Dec 04, 2013 Joshua Gerhards rated it it was amazing
This book is about a team of kids with special micro computer chips called nano-chips.These nano-chips gave them special abilities. First off is Gluestick. This paste eater has a sticky adhesive come out of his hands to walk on walls and ceilings like a spider!Next we have an girl who is allergic to anything-with her nano-chips she can decipher what those allergic reactions are from.Next off is Wheezer. She has asthma,but her special inhalers help her fly around with one squeeze.This new recruit ...more
Sheila Beaumont
This third installment of the NERDS (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society) series is my favorite so far. Gerdie, a mathematical prodigy and former member of NERDS, invents a device that allows her to travel to alternate universes and bring things from other dimensions into our own world. This device is causing rips in the fabric of reality, and Matilda "Wheezer" Choi, one of the supertalented kids on the NERDS team, must infiltrate a cheerleading squad in an effort to find Gerdie and ...more
Feb 01, 2012 mandyfujita rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the third book for the NERDS series. It is nice that Michael Buckley focused on one of the female members of the team. This time Matilda Choi is asked to put aside her tomboy image and become part of an elite cheerleading squad - Team Strike Force.

One of the members is suspected of being an old NERD that has gone rogue. Gertrude Baker was an old member who's family moved to Akron, Ohio. Evidence of tears in the multiverse is causing all kinds of creatures to appear on Eart
Jun 30, 2012 Kathy rated it liked it
Once again, a former NERDS agent has gone rogue. Inspired by her scornful, beautiful sisters, Gertie Baker takes advantage of an interdimentional "bridge" machine to steal treasures from other dimentions so that she can become a beautiful, popular cheerleader. Unfortunately, other things besides "treasures" are coming through, and NERDS must stop it.

In order to put an end to this potential disaster, Matilda "Wheezer" Choi must go undercover as a cheerleader, which is totally out of character for
2 1\2 stars. It was okay but lacking and my least favorite of the series. It was boring. I didn't really care for Matilda as a character let alone a main one. I felt like the book focused too much on Matilda's parents not loving each other any more and she's the way she is for attention and they still love her and have seven or eight kids but they can't be together any more. They are separating. What the heck? That Should NOT be the focus of a book especially a MG one. But whatever. My favorite ...more
Ethan Hasibuan30574
Oct 03, 2014 Ethan Hasibuan30574 rated it really liked it
The third installment for the book series Nerds was a good book. Even though it was a good book it wasn't the kind that has you hanging on the edge of your seat. The details were good but they could have been better. The writing was great but didn't have much detail. The strongest part of the book was when the Nerds team fought the cheerleaders of doom. That part was the part of the book with the best detail. When a team of cheerleaders led by Gerdie Baker builds a device that opens portals to ...more
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University. After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo ...more
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