Friday, February 17, 2017

The Worst Night Ever by Dave Barry

Cover image for The worst night everThis is a sequel book to The Worst Class Trip Ever.  In this one Wyatt and his friend, Matt, have moved on from Junior High to High School.  Wyatt's glory from being a national hero and saving the President of the United States from terrorists has not followed him to his new school.  In fact, early on he falls afoul of the two biggest bullies at school, the Bevin brothers.  To add insult to injury, Wyatt's almost girl friend, Suzanna Delgado, gets swoony whenever the jock Bevins come by. When the Bevin brothers steel Matt's pet ferret and threaten to feed in to their pet snake, Matt and Wyatt break into the Bevin home to save it.  While there they discover a dark and dangerous Bevin family secret,  and suddenly bullying is the least of Wyatt's worries.

I don't know if this book was quite as funny as the first in the series, but it still was a pretty entertaining read.  I love the characterization of Wyatt's mother and father.  I like the sibling relationship between Wyatt and his sister.  Of course, like in The Worst Class Trip Ever, and Science Fair, the book ends with a great extended final action sequence that is both suspenseful and funny. (250 p.)

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