Stanley Will Probably Be Fine

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine


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Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla, Steve Wolfhard

This funny and moving second novel from the author of The Someday Birds features comic trivia, a safety superhero, and a super-cool scavenger hunt all over downtown San Diego, as our young hero Stanley Fortinbras grapples with his anxiety—and learns what, exactly, it means to be brave.

Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia.

It’s what he takes comfort in when the world around him gets to be too much. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through.

Help is what he needs, because Stanley’s entered Trivia Quest—a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt—to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to Comic Fest, and win back his ex-best friend. Partnered with his fearless new neighbor Liberty, Stanley faces his most epic, overwhelming, challenging day ever.

What would John Lockdown do?

Stanley’s about to find out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062445797
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 143,083
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sally J. Pla is the author of The Someday Birds (her debut novel) and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine. She has traveled on family road trips to most everywhere in this story. She has English degrees from Colgate and Penn State and has worked as a business journalist and in public education. She has three sons, a husband, and an enormous, fluffy dog and lives near lots of lemon trees in Southern California. You can visit her online at

Steve Wolfhard was born in Ontario, Canada, and has been drawing comics since he graduated from animation college. Steve has a fat barn cat named Haircut, whom he loves but does not like. The first zombie movie Steve ever saw was Return of the Living Dead, and it still scares the crud out of him.

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Anonymous 12 months ago
Even though Stanley knows a lot about comics, you don't have to know anything about them to love this book! Stanley is a comics expert who also suffers from extreme anxiety which makes him feel like an outsider, especially when his best friend is drifting away. Sally Pla expertly interweaves Stanley's sensory disorder with the real life middle school drama he's experiencing. She takes us on a quest where to win Comic Fest tickets Stanley must find bravery he didn't know he had and become more capable than anyone thought possible. So much so, that we feel by the end that (spoiler) Stanley will probably be fine. This is a lovely book and I really recommend it.