Dan Versus Nature

Dan Versus Nature

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Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she's sending her "two favorite men" on a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Determined to trick Hank into showing his true — flawed — colors on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn't counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide—not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank?
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763670719
Branch Call Number: YA F Cal
Alternative Title: Dan vs nature


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CMLReads_Kristin Oct 01, 2016

With a slap-stick plot very much reminiscent of a gender-swapped The Parent Trap and tons of gross out humor, this is an excellent read for teen boys in particular.

Cynthia_N Sep 14, 2016

Murphy's law and then some! Dan and Charlie try and scare away Dan's soon to be stepfather during a survivalist camping trip. Nature adds even more!! Hilarious!

LPL_MiriamW Jun 03, 2016

Dan is sure that his mother is making yet another horrible mistake when she agrees to marry her latest boyfriend who just happens to look like Wolverine. After a lifetime of dealing with her disastrous relationship decisions Dan is determined to do whatever it takes to get Hank out of their lives. When Dan's Mom arranges for Hank and Dan to go on a bonding trip to a survivalist camp together Dan, with the unrestrained support of his germaphobic best friend Charlie, decides to use the trip as a chance to make Hank so uncomfortable he rethinks his decision to join their family. What follows is the most incredibly awful camping trip that anyone could imagine with lots of poop jokes, wasp stings in really unfortunate places, near-death experiences, bizarre camping companions and dangerous wildlife. A raunchy, gross, and funny read.

May 06, 2016

Must be good, my son who is a senior and only reads if he has to for school, picked it up and read it for enjoyment!


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