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Stan is going on holiday to Italy with his (fifth) best friend, Felix, and a load of strangers. 

Stan is absolutely terrified. 

Luckily, his mum's given him an emergency list that includes how to survive a shark attack and what to do if he gets kidnapped. 

Stan thinks that a better list would include how to cope with odd food and what to do if he accidentally calls Felix's mum 'mum' in front of everybody. 

And it soon turns out Italy is full of dangers and things that can go wrong. One thing's for certain, Stan's not going to come back the same boy he left. He just hope he comes back at all....

Worst. Holiday. Ever is a story about facing fears, dealing with worries and how it's OK to be anxious, scared and sometimes a little bit brave. 

©2021 Charlie Higson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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A good growing up book

I liked this book - read it thinking of reading it out loud to my new Year 5s but I think it is aimed at Year 6 or Year 7 due to the use of 'pervert' several times and several swear words which did fit the story, but I wouldn't be able to read it to a class without editing them out. However, the story was great and was well crafted. It dealt with irrational fears in a fun way and was a good growing up story.

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great funny listen

so funny- plus it mirrored my sad young teenage years which all became brighter as time flew by ha ha ha

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A Great Reminder

Adults everywhere should read Stan's story - beautifully written and a reminder to us all about where things truly start. A fantastic tale that is all too real.