|Worst class trip ever|
Author: Barry, Dave
When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them.
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 Gr 5–7—Wyatt Palmer and his eighth grade classmates are heading out for a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt is hoping the trip may be a chance to make a good impression on the girl of his dreams, Suzana. On the plane, Wyatt and his best friend, Matt, have an unexpected confrontation with the men sitting behind them, and the boys come to the conclusion that the men are actually planning to assassinate the president. What follows is a hilarious romp through the capital city as the boys, Suzana, and a couple of other kids from Culver Middle School team up to save the president. Narrator Todd Haberkorn adeptly captures both the humor of the story and Wyatt's funny, embarrassing, and occasionally painful attempts to get Suzana's attention. Haberkorn's pacing is just right, speeding up along with the action and pausing at just the right moments for effect. He also provides an easily recognizable voice for each of the primary characters, making the story easy to follow. VERDICT Listeners will find this to be a laugh-out-loud thrill ride with plenty to keep them wanting more.—Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.