Nothing can possibly go wrong

by Shen, Prudence,

Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 16 of 16 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Teen Graphic Novels GN FIC SHEN
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Shen
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CLP - Brookline Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Shen
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CLP - Lawrenceville Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Shen
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Shen
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CLP - Woods Run Teen Graphic Series TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Shen
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC SHE
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Moon Township Public Library Book Battle GRAPHIC NOVEL YA SHEN Prudence
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL YA SHEN Prudence
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION SHEN Prudence
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC SHEN
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Northland Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YA Graphic Novel Shen
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA Fic She GRAPHIC
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Scott Township Library Teen Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC SHEN NOTHIN
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Sewickley Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YA SHE
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Sewickley Public Library Closed Stacks YA SHE
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Summary
You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely - until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms - but not both. It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This story has everything: basketball, dastardly cheerleaders, a robot rumble, conniving geeks, a house party, family drama, student-council elections, and a tiny sliver of romance. Charlie, captain of the basketball team, and Nate, president of the Robotics Club, are neighbors and unlikely friends. When Charlie's ex-girlfriend, the captain of the cheerleading squad, pits Charlie against Nate for president of the student council in an aggressive bid to snatch Robotics Club funds for new cheerleading uniforms, dirty campaign tricks ensue, and friendships are tested. But, in a remarkable display of cooperation, everyone bands together to build a rumble-winning robot for prize money that will solve everyone's problems. Hicks' (Friends with Boys, 2012) black-and-white artwork perfectly captures heart-melting facial expressions, fast-paced basketball and robot-rumble action scenes, and Looney Tunes-worthy comedic timing. Though the plot points are not all too surprising, it's the compelling, heady teenage emotional drama that makes this so touching. Charlie's anger over his parents' divorce and Nate's awkward attempts to console him are sentimental without becoming sappy, and the camaraderie that arises from their shared goal is genuine. The story's ample heart helps it transcend mere jocks-versus-geeks melodrama to become silly, earnest, and delightfully stirring all at once.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When the school budget only allows for either new cheerleading uniforms or funding for a robotics competition, students at Hollow Ridge High take matters into their own hands in this exuberant escapade. At the center of the story are Charlie and Nate, neighbors and childhood friends who have stayed close despite drifting into different cliques (Charlie is the captain of the basketball team, while Nate heads up the robotics club). Debut author Shen and illustrator Hicks (Friends with Boys) employ high school mainstays-neurotic nerds, hive-minded cheerleaders, oblivious parents, and a contentious class election-but put a fresh spin on them, aligning the book with more recent teen phenomena such as Glee rather than, say, the films of John Hughes. Shen's plot ably balances drama, humor, angst, and robotic geekery, giving the book an immediate YA appeal, but one that's broad enough to be enjoyable to older readers, as well. Visually, Hicks's wide-eyed, inky b&w panels infuse the characters with real emotion and personality, capturing the book's heartfelt youthfulness. Ages 12-up. Author's agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Victoria Sanders & Associates. (May)? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High school students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fund raising -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Robotics -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :First Second,2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Hicks, Faith Erin, author.
Language English
Description 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781596436596 (trade pbk.)
159643659X (trade pbk.)
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