The Worst Night Ever by Dave Barry Review

Title: The Worst Night Everworstev

Author: Dave Barry (website:

Pages: 256

Publication Date: April 26th, 2016

Goodread’s Summary:

Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He’s just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt’s best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin’s waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family’s dark and deadly secret. That’s when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

My Summary:

Only an idiot would bring a ferret it to school, unfortunately for Wyatt Palmer, his best friend is an idiot. Since Wyatt and his best friend Matt are freshmen, the safest thing they can do is fly under the radar, but bringing a ferret to school just so happens to draw a lot of attention. In fact, it will even draw the attention of the school’s meanest seniors. Somewhere between letting one girl hold it and it getting tossed back and forth like a football, the ferret decides to attack one of those two mean seniors. The Bevin brothers, also known as the mean upperclassmen, take Matt’s ferret, Frank,  and tell Wyatt and Matt that they need to test it for diseases. Although Wyatt and Matt try desperately to get Frank back, they eventually come to the conclusion that in order to get him back they may have to take some serious risks. In other words, they decide to break into the Bevin brother’s house and rescue Frank. While they’re attempting to save Frank from harsh handling, they find out that the Bevin’s may have some pretty dangerous secrets. As they begin to investigate, they find out that there may be a much more sinister plot afoot than they could have ever imagined.

My Review:

This book was awesome! I loved the humor and suspense and am hoping for a sequel sometime soon. This book didn’t have too many problems and was fairly clean. There was a small level of violence, such as a road star going through Wyatt’s sneaker and causing his foot to bleed profusely and a man intentionally being killed by a poisonous snake bite. There isn’t anything inappropriate except for the fact that some girls are mentioned as hotties. Lastly, as far as language goes the H-word was used once and Ohmigod was used twice. Other than these minor faults, this book was great read.


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