Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and other heavily-illustrated journal type stories will enjoy The Odd Squad. Nick, Molly, and Karl became friends in their first book as they tried to deal with a bully at school and became the school's Safety Patrol. Nick is positive this year will be great with no bully picking on him, his two friends, and his status as a member of the Patrol. But a new girl named Simone shows up and soon has everyone under her dark power, including Molly. Nick decides the only thing to do is wrap himself in toilet paper and stuff himself in a trash can in the boys' restroom so it seems that he has been bullied again. Things just get more and more out of control until he finds himself riding a zip-line in his underwear and a stack of extra safety helmets in front of the entire seventh grade. I'm not sure what will make you laugh more - Simone's French accent, Becky's chewing gum, Karl's list of phobias, or Nick's insane plans to catch Simone in an evil plot - but you will be laughing when you read this.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley, but it went on sale September 3, 2013.
This book is from Disney Hyperion and they have a video trailer for it and one for the first book, Bully Bait. There is also a Facebook page for the series.