His Date for the Dance Was His Science Project

By David Kenneth Mull


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Gilbert O’Shay is a genius, but he incredibly socially inept, and he’s mercilessly persecuted for his eccentric appearance and character. So it’s a shock to the entire school when he shows up at the school dance with a beautiful date on his arm. But Charlie has discovered his secret—and his hilarious project for getting even with the bullies.


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“So much of being bullied stems from not being able to take control of the situation, and students feel helpless and frustrated. In a book like this, students begin to realize there are options and solutions, but they must be a part of that process. There is more than one way to take control, and often humor is the the best medicine. This is a book about kids and for kids in today’s world, where we all need a little help from our friends.” – Robert Bier, reading specialist, former teacher

“The power of science is not to be underestimated. His Date for the Dance Was His Science Project is a story of school and Gilbert O’Shay, a science nerd who comes to the dance with a beautiful girl on his arm. The rumor mill sparks up, as the truth is slow to come out…. His Date for the Dance Was His Science Project is a fine read not to be overlooked for younger readers.” – Midwest Book Review

“A very funny book.” – Rosie, age 12