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Stanley Will Probably Be Fine


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The book “Stanley will Probably be Fine,” by Sally J. Pla is about a boy name Stanley Fortinbras who is 12 and has sensory disorders.

Stanley’s issues cause him to get scared of lots of things and sometimes he may faint or panic! There is almost nothing good in his life!

He has a very terrible 14-year-old brother named Calvin who is always mean to Stanley and thinks  that Stanley is embarrassing when he goes to school and has panic attacks.

Stanley’s dad is on a mission to save the world and has been gone from his family for months. Stanley’s only friend Joon may no longer be his friend since he is ditching Stanley for this kid named Dylan and always is trying to act cool.

There’s noise everywhere and dirty things like street buses!

But if there is one thing Stanley loves, it is comics. He just loves to sit in his room when its quiet and read comics in fact he is a comic master!

For the first time in a long time, Dylan asks Stanley to hang out at his house to study for Comic Fest. Stanley is conflicted because the winners of Comic Fest will get VIP comic Fest passes.

Dylan is really using Stanley since he loves comics just like Stanley and since Stanley is a comic genius who can help Dylan win VIP passes.

Then there is a new neighbor that Stanley’s mom really wants to get along with. She forces Stanley to say hi to Liberty, the new girl next door. Liberty is the total opposite of Stanley, she is always happy and very brave.

Stanley and Liberty end up getting trapped into doing the Comic Fest competition together.

Will Stanley get the VIP passes? Find out by reading the book!

I would recommend this book for ages 9-12 and for both girls and boys. 5 stars. This made me want to read more and more. This book was a page turner with some interesting twists.

Also, parts of the book are realistic because Stanley is bullied a lot. If you’re bored, then this is just the right book for you!

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Michael Morcos, Contributor

Michael Morcos, Contributor, Long Island


8 Responses to “Stanley Will Probably Be Fine”

  1. Patrick Biondolillo on May 14th, 2018 8:52 am

    This book sounds 100% like something I would read. Since it looks like a graphic novel, is this book funny, or just fun to read? Anyway, this book sounds great and you said just that! Good job! 😀

  2. Bahrija Radoncic on May 14th, 2018 9:02 am

    This book sounds like a really interesting book. I feel bad for Stanley because he gets bullied and because his brother is rude to him. Anyway, great review!

  3. Alex Genao on May 14th, 2018 9:06 am

    Nice review! I want to read this book now. It seems like a really cool story.I like how you described how Stanley has a sensory disorder and he panics a lot. I think its messed up to use your friend to win a contest.

  4. Gwen Smith on May 30th, 2018 9:27 am

    This sounds like a great book! I like how you described that Dylan uses Stanley, but he has to do the contest with Liberty. I’d definitely read this book. Nice review!

  5. Simar Bedi on June 4th, 2018 9:31 am

    This is an amazing review Michael! I would really like to read this book because I want to find out what Stanley will do about the contest and how he will win with Liberty. Again, awesome review.

  6. Elijah Rivette on June 4th, 2018 1:22 pm

    Awesome Review Micheal! This book sounds really interesting! I love how Stanley loves reading comics. It’s really fun to read comics. Stanley sounds like an awesome kid.

  7. Anthony Bilello on June 4th, 2018 1:22 pm

    Cool book review, Micheal! This book sounds interesting because I like comics and want to go to a comic convention, but not stuck in one! I wonder how Stanley gets out of the crowd.

  8. Brandon Flores on June 12th, 2018 9:45 am

    Great job Michael! It really shows that you put effort into that review! Also, I think all kids should be treated equally, even if they have panic attacks! 🙂

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