Brendan Buckley is headed to middle school, and he has lots of big questions. Will he be able to keep his green anole, Einstein, alive? Why won’t new-girl Morgan Belcher leave him alone? And what will he propose for the national science competition his class is entering?
When his alternative energy idea gets him paired with Morgan, Brendan is more than a little skeptical. But their partnership clicks and they embark on a methane-producing experiment involving bottles, balloons, and the freshest cow manure they can find.
As Brendan spends more time on the experiment, his big questions get even bigger. He misses hanging out with Khalfani, his best friend and Tae Kwon Do sparring partner.
Will they remain best friends? And Brendan and his police detective father aren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye. Does Dad think he’s a science-nerd wimp? Can Brendan prove to him that his scientific pursuits really could be world-changing?
Readers will welcome the return of the popular and appealing Brendan Buckley as he encounters the trials and tribulations of middle school and struggles to forge his own identity within his family.
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