Monday, May 20, 2013

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

One teenage guy caught in the middle of a war... Between intense robot building future engineers and an even more intense, possibly diabolical, cheer leading squad.

Charlie is the kind of guy that people can't help but like. He's a star on the basketball team and his best friend, Nate, is captain of the Robotics team, so he's got friends across the cliques. He likes to live his life in as laid back a way as possible and it's been working pretty well for him so far.

Until now. His ex-girlfriend, the captain of the cheer leading team is locked in a serious battle with his best friend over where money from the school budget.  Her great idea to secure the funds, have Charlie run for school president and make sure the money goes to uniforms and not tech parts. This is the opposite of anything Charlie wants to do ESPECIALLY when Nate is his competition. When things between Nate and the cheerleaders go from ridiculously bad to EXTREMELY ridiculously bad, Charlie is caught in the cross hairs of one epic show down. All he wants to do is play basketball and get through the year...

If you are a fan of realistic fiction, don't forget to check out the graphic novel shelf. Not only is this a very fun slice of life, but the art is fabulous. We've raved about Faith Erin Hicks before and so I was very excited to see her name on this graphic novel as well. If you think graphic novels are only for super heros, you are going to want to get your hands on Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong and get ready for your mind to be opened. Classroom politics, family dynamics and friendships are all dealt with here in glorious detail and it sucks you in from the first page-- where Charlie gets dumped via text message-- till the very last frame.

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