Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Book - 2013
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"Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving? Nothing can possibly go wrong" -- back cover.
Publisher: New York : First Second Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781596436596
Characteristics: 279 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hicks, Faith Erin


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Aug 07, 2019

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is an absolutely hilarious read that makes you happier the more you read. I found myself hoping Nate would end up successful even though in real life, I probably would be too scared of Holly's cheer leading squad. Throughout the book, the author showed us how much of an awesome person Charlie is, and I love that the others admired that. The ending is also very fitting and I loved the drawings on the robot battle.

Sep 14, 2018

Build robots to fight fight fight.

Also I love the line "he got strange, just not in the direction they were expecting"

Jul 31, 2017

this book was hilarious story with great characters and interesting school politics.

Jun 25, 2017

I loved this book it was so funny and the characters were hilarious and relatable.

me_tis_awesome Dec 04, 2016

I disided to read it on Thanksgiving. Nate was a laugh.

TSCPL_LissaS Jul 08, 2016

I enjoyed this fast fun read.
My 3rd grader accidentally pulled this teen graphic novel from our stack of books at home, not realizing it was one I had checked out for myself. Overall, my voracious 7 year old graphic novel reader enjoyed it, as essentially a story about friends and differences and working together, set in a high school instead of an elementary school. One illustration of a hand gesture caught her eye but we talked about it, and I would rather have those "appropriateness/offensiveness" conversations with her when possible based on things we read than try to have them on the fly in public or based on things she sees/hears at school.

Mar 29, 2016

Probably one of my favorite graphic novels. The art style is also *so* wonderful.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

Shen's first book is a clever satire on school social politics, on par with the great 80's movies of John Hughes. Artist Faith Erin Hicks brings a wonderful cartoony style with bold lines and a slight manga influence.

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Feb 03, 2015

Pretty nice. Not necessarily my favourite book ever, but is worth a read. Has a feel to it that reminds me of the Scott Pilgrim comics. Mainly in the art.

Jan 10, 2015

I came into this because I'm a Faith Hicks fan. Her artwork is fantastic, emotive, and otherwise wonderful. I found the writing to be pretty awesome. The story itself is fun with the tiny dash of mystery from the interpersonal relationships and a good amount of humor. It's an awesome book start to finish.

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May 25, 2015

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LibraryK8 Jun 06, 2013

Charlie and Nate have grown up on the same street. The two, forced into playdates as children, could not be more different. Charlie, kind and a little shy, is the captain of the basketball team. Nate is the outspoken and geeky president of the robotics club. Although not even on the same social ladder, the two have always been on good terms...until now. When the school announces that the decision about funding the robotics club's trip to a national competition or new uniforms for the cheerleaders will be left up to the student council, Nate decides to run for Student Body President. When the pom pom mafia finds out they register Charlie for the race without his knowledge. Pitting two unlikely friends against each other, both sides get involved in some less-than-savory politics and earn the ire of the Principal who pulls funding for either project. Left penniless the robotics club and the cheerleaders become uneasy allies in a robot derby. The cheerleaders fund the necessary additions (chainsaws and spikes) to the robotics club's creation, in the hopes that their combined talents can win the $10,000 prizes to fund both endeavors. With the geeky robotics team members working with the preppy cheerleaders, nothing can possibly go wrong...


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