HomeGroupsTalkExplore
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

by Prudence Shen

Other authors: Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3193272,459 (3.84)4
"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.… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 32 (next | show all)
I felt the story line with the jock (Yes, completely forgot his name in a short amount of time) with his parents are rushed (And the amount of disrespect- I was waiting for a slap or something. If I ever hung up on my parents...)
I liked Nate, he wasn't really annoying. Also I'm a sucker for two oppsitite types of people getting together. The main storyline I wasn't really impressed with, nothing different. ( )
  Summer345456 | Jan 25, 2023 |
I read such good reviews of this book, and I was disappointed. Really, guy jocks and girl cheerleaders? The nerds vs. the cheerleaders? Could we throw in a few more stereotypes? None of the characters were represented in a way that was fair or realistic. There were a couple of pages during the robot competition in the end when I liked the book, but I think that was just compared to how much I didn't enjoy the rest of it. I could see that it was supposed to be earth shattering that the nerdy main character (who was ridiculously mean, not nerdy!) and the jock guy were friends, but their characters were too flat and unbelievable to be interesting. The author boxed the characters into their gender roles and stereotypes so severely that when they were supposed to surprise you by breaking them, they still didn't seem like real people at all. There was a glimmer of interest here and there, but it could have been a lot stronger. ( )
  kamlibrarian | Dec 23, 2022 |
Great fun. I haven't read Prudence Shen's work before, but Faith Erin Hill has become a new favorite. These two made a good team for this humorous story of a rivalry between a robotics club and a cheerleading squad, and the basketball player who's stuck in the middle.

The humor was just my type, with a couple references to SF pop culture that made me laugh out loud. My favorite is when the robotics club approaches the head cheerleader's mansion of a house to propose a truce. One of the kids looks up at the house and says, "That's no moon."

So if that made you laugh, give this a whirl. The writing's funny and there's visual comedic timing as well. And there's a sense of humanity and goodness beneath it all that sets it apart from the average story playing with these stereotypes. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
Reminded me a bit of Scott pilgrim. ( )
  Brian-B | Nov 30, 2022 |
Really appreciated that the girls (and guys) are actually drawn pretty realistically -- no stick-skinny women or overly muscled men, just real people. ( )
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
Showing 1-5 of 32 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Prudence Shenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hicks, Faith ErinIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

"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.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.84)
0.5
1
1.5
2 4
2.5 1
3 16
3.5 9
4 55
4.5 4
5 12

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 182,866,304 books! | Top bar: Always visible