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

Standalone. First Second (May 2013) Library
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 the cheerleaders retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake? Student group 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.



Faith Erin Hicks was one of my first graphic novel reviews. After reading and loving Friends with Boys I could recognize her artistry anywhere. I love her art so much when it comes to the dramatic characters in this book. Prudence Shen isn't an author I've heard of before but I quickly grew to like this pairing as I read on.

The first thing you need to know is that Shen's writing is hilarious! Really that's the only thing you need to know. Nate, Charlie's ex-girlfriend, basically everyone is overdramatic and/or crazy. Charlie seems to be the only sane one who's dealing with some issues at home. 

Charlie and Nate aren't the typical best friends. They are opposites but it somehow works. Nate is the crazy and funny one out of them and Charlie is the one who gets stuck for the ride. The top cheerleaders get involved after Nate makes an attempt to save a trip to a robotics competition. Man, those cheerleaders scared Nate so badly in such an amusing way. Trouble ensues when Charlie unwillingly gets in the middle of Nate and the Cheerleaders argument making for a great time all around.

What I appreciated the most out of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is not only the hilarity that ensues but the heart of the story. Friends, no matter how different, will always have your back. I can't believe this is Shen's first book. I can't wait to see what else she writes.

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  1. I didn't really LOVE this one, but it wasn't bad. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it! I do love Faith Erin Hicks' artwork.

    -Lauren

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    1. I was lucky enough to meet her not too long ago. I've got to read her new graphic novel series!

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  2. Oh, that sounds fun, and like something I definitely need for my classroom library. I enjoyed Friends with Boys as well.

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    1. Then you'll really like this one as well Wendy.

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  3. This sounds like a delightful book! I love the artwork.

    I hope you had a nice Christmas!

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    1. It's really delightful and fun. I hope you had a great Christmas too (:

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  4. This book sounds familiar to me, but I know I didn't read it. I must have seen it somewhere. Glad you enjoyed this one so much! :)

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    1. I'm sure you have. You should pick it up the next time you see it!

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