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The Worst Night Ever (Class Trip Series #2)
     

The Worst Night Ever (Class Trip Series #2)

by Dave Barry, Jon Cannell (Illustrator)
 

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Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz,

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Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

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Kirkus Reviews
2016-01-09
Wyatt Palmer returns for another adventure. A few months have gone by since Wyatt, Matt, and Suzana saved the president of the United States (The Worst Class Trip Ever, 2015), and now the trio is settling in at their new high school. Suzana strikes up a friendship with the Bevin brothers, the star athlete hunks who rule the school; unfortunately, Matt and Wyatt end up on their bad side. When the Bevins steal Matt's pet ferret, Frank, the boys plot to break into the Bevins' mansion and get him back. What they discover there throws the rest of the novel into a mystery that is often funny but rarely interesting, dangerous illegal animals and development politics being a comedown from the international terrorists in the previous novel. The adult characters are still flat, and there's still an annoying "this is how it all worked out" chapter at the novel's end, but fans of the first book will have few complaints. The teen characters remain smart and engaging and funny, and while the mystery's elements might be tame, the mechanics and structure are solid enough. Wyatt's presumably white, but many of his classmates, including Matt and Suzana, are Latino; his poking fun at his teacher's West Indian accent sounds an off note. An inferior sequel whose only real crime is not meeting the highs of its predecessor. (Thriller. 10-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484708507
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
04/26/2016
Series:
Dave Barry's Class Trip Series , #2
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
72,322
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize−winning author of more than two dozen books including the just-released You Can Date When You're 40. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author of the Peter and the Starcatchers series and Science Fair. Dave, his wife Michelle and their family live in Miami, Florida.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Miami, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 3, 1947
Place of Birth:
Armonk, New York
Education:
B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
Website:
http://www.davebarry.com

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