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 Bevins' 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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I love the whole series. The characters stay the same throughout the books. I would put this up to at least an 8 out of 10.
Whyatt is my favorite. Some of the pickles he gets into are hilarious. Trouble always seems to find him.
At school in the locker room and at the main entrance. I know this has been used many times in different movies and stories, but the situation lends itself to this story.
I listened to this in one sitting. I found it very entertaining.
This book is great for young teens to adults. The writer keeps it moving and leaves each situation with a "What Now!" feeling.
This is our second Dave Barry audible. We got hooked with "The Worst Class Trip Ever," and couldn't wait for this one. A number of the same characters but new ones too since Wyatt (main character) is now a freshman in high school. Clever and humorous plot that keeps you guessing and wanting to read more, and the incredible voice delivery made it great fun for my sons and I to listen to. Definitely recommended for late elementary & middle school audience, high school and parents too.
Audible is a terrific shared, family experience before bed and on long drives, as well as for individual use.
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