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The Worst Class Trip Ever

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The Worst Class Trip Ever

Wyatt Palmer and the rest of his classmates are looking forward to their class trip to Washington, D.C. But with a title like this, you know things are bound to go wrong…and they do.

Things start out badly on the flight D.C when Wyatt and his buddy, Matt, are seated near two mysterious men on the airplane. The boys are sure the men are up to no good because --- they’re speaking in a language they can’t understand, they’re looking at an aerial map of the White House and they’re trying to hide something in a backpack. They might be terrorists! The president’s life may be in danger! But what can Wyatt and Matt do about it?

Wyatt and Matt, with some help from a couple of classmates, go to great lengths to thwart a supposed terrorist attack against the president. In the process, they get into a lot of trouble with their chaperones and they annoy the rest of the kids on the trip. However, they feel that they need to do whatever it takes to save the day.

If you’re a fan of Dave Barry, you’ll be sure to enjoy this book. If you’re not, you probably will be once you’ve finished reading it.

I’m a huge fan of author Dave Barry. I used to read his weekly newspaper columns and I’ve read several of his books. I was delighted when I got a chance to read and review this book. I didn’t think I would be disappointed, and I wasn’t. Barry writes the story from the point of view of an eighth-grader and the voice is very authentic. Barry throws in a lot of his signature off-the-wall humor to make the narrative even more enjoyable. The story is funny and fast-paced with lots of action and crazy antics.

The story reminds me a bit of the Berenstain Bears book TOO MUCH VACATION, where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. But the Bears managed to snap pictures of all the “bad” things that happened on the trip. When they got home, they spent many happy hours laughing about the worst/best vacation they ever had. That’s all I can say or I’ll give away ending of THE WORST CLASS TRIP EVER.

If you’re a fan of Dave Barry, you’ll be sure to enjoy this book. If you’re not, you probably will be once you’ve finished reading it.

Reviewed by Christine Irvin on May 12, 2015

The Worst Class Trip Ever
by Dave Barry

  • Publication Date: March 12, 2019
  • Genres: Youth Fiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • ISBN-10: 1368040594
  • ISBN-13: 9781368040594