The Worst Class Trip Ever
While school elections, dances, bullying and newspapers are WAY overdone in middle grade lit, field trip books are not. This is beyond brilliant, and shows that Barry has either been a chaperon on such a trip or grilled some chaperon mercilessly to get him information. I love Suzana as much as Wyatt does because she "is basically a Navy SEAL disguised as a hot eighth-grade girl". I would LOVE to read more about Wyatt in another book!
As if I needed to be even more excited about this book, it was released the day that the 8th grade at my school took off for OUR D.C. trip. And while I was scanning the National Museum of American History for any of my students who might have been getting into trouble, I saw a pile of this book... and when the crowd cleared, Dave Barry himself was standing there. He was extremely nice and not scared of my fan-girling at all! My students ALL want to read the book now!