Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Book Review: Super Con-Nerd by Oliver Phommavanh (For Young Readers)

Super Con-Nerd is the follow-up story to Con-Nerd, which was released back in 2011, and the main character is Connor, a young boy who thinks he knows all there is to know about being a nerd.
Connor has just started secondary school at Kentsworth High School, which is a selective school for bright students.
Whilst Connor is grateful for the opportunity he has been given, he struggles to adjust to the transition from primary to secondary school.
It doesn't help that his old school friends are coping fine, making new friends and moving on.
Connor loves to draw comic books, but the excessive amount of homework he gets doesn't allow much time for anything fun anymore. 
Everything seems so different this year, leaving Connor to feel like a little fish in a very big pond.
He wants to make his mum proud as he knows she has sacrificed a lot to get him into the school, but will he be able to when he is put up against the super hyper nerds from Kentsworth? 

This book is highly entertaining, and offers a great insight into what it may feel like for children who are in their first year of secondary school and attempting to adjust to the many challenges they are often faced with. 
My 10 year-old daughter really enjoyed this book, saying that it is one of the best books she has ever read!

It was released earlier this year through Penguin Random House Australia. For further info, including where to buy, head here


  1. Thanks for the review, glad your daughter enjoyed the book :-)

    1. It's a pleasure Oliver, I must get Con-Nerd for my daughter now :)


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