Author: Prudence Sheen
Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks
Publisher: First Secod, May 2013
Genre: Graphic Novel
My Rating: B
The bright cover of this graphic novel caught my attention at the library. I stood there and read the first few pages and was hooked.
It’s the story of two high school boys plus a couple of other characters. Charles and Nate have been friends a long time. Charles is good at basketball and Nate is good at science – robots are his current hot passion,
The school principle told Nate that there was money earmarked for the Science Club so they could go to the Robotics Conference and Contest. Nate is determined that his robotics team will win this year. He is so determined, in fact, that, when the head cheerleader wants that money for new cheerleading outfits, Nate will devise a crazy plan to make sure that doesn’t happen.
When the principle changes his mind and says the decision about the money belongs to the student council, Nate decides to run for student body president. As president, Nate figures, he should be able to sway the student council in his favor. Charles, of course, is in the middle of it all. He has to show Nate that it’s not quite as easy as Nate thinks, since Nate’s not a very popular student. And then, the head cheerleader gets her own crazy plan in gear and now its a real free-for-all.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong was fun to read from the title onward. The dialogue is quite witty and it’s a good story. The illustrations are excellent. This is geared towards middle school to early high school-aged readers, but adults, like me who remember the old high school days, can certainly enjoy it as well.