This book fits with the theme of how to deal with bullies - and these turn out to be some absurdly mean bullies. As far as the books from this year's Mark Twain Award nominees, Pack of Dorks is clearly in the upper part of the list. I found myself wondering how Lucy and Sam would ever win their battle here, but the parallels with their report about wolves is quite interesting.
From the author's website:
Lucy knows that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed will make her a legend. But she doesn’t count on that quick clap of lips propelling her from coolest to lamest fourth grader overnight. Suddenly Lucy finds herself trapped in Dorkdom, where a diamond ring turns your finger green, where the boy you kiss hates you three days later, where your best friend laughs as you cry, where parents seem to stop liking you, and where baby sisters are born different.