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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (Volume 1)

Written by Prudence Shen, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

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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.

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Praise for Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

“Smart and funny; don't miss this one.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This story has everything: basketball, dastardly cheerleaders, a robot rumble, conniving geeks, a house party, family drama, student body council elections, and a tiny sliver of romance.” —Booklist, starred review

“I love Hicks' artwork and I'm excited to see what new author Shen has in store. ” — GEEKDAD blog

“Sounds like my kind of thing!” —Cory Doctorow,

“The very first strip is a grabber.” —Heidi MacDonald, THE

“This lightweight romp could be just the ticket for latecomers to comics and GNs.” —BCCB


Reviews from Goodreads

Written by Prudence Shen, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Prudence Shen is a writer and caffeine addict who pays rent in New York even though she mostly lives in airports. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is her first book. She loves robots. Not like that.
Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Halifax, Canada. Her first two graphic novels, Zombies Calling and The War at Ellsmere, were published by SLG Publishing. She has illustrated First Second's Brain Camp and wrote and illustrated 2012's Friends With Boys, a coming of age story with supernatural elements and a musical about zombies. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is her most recent graphic novel.

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Prudence Shen

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