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No Good Deed

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  504 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
He's not asking for much. All Gregor Maravilla wants to do is feed all of the starving children on the planet. So when he's selected to join Camp Save the World, a special summer program for teenage activists from all over the country to champion their cause, Gregor's sure he's on the path to becoming Someone Great.

But then a prize is announced. It will be awarded at the e
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Scholastic
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Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I so like the premise of this book. Even more now that I’m done with this humorous novel by the author of KILL THE BOY BAND, which I so enjoyed last year.

You’d think a camp where kids with a humanitarian purpose go to develop their humanitarian spirit and share meaningful conversation with other humanitarian kids would be less hectic than a sports camp, let’s say.

Wrong. And it’s all because of Mr. Drill, who decides to award the best camper/humanitarian with an internship, something every singl
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Not to be weird, but this is one of the funniest books ever written.
“You going to paint me like one of your French girls?”
“How do you know about my French girls?”

There's something about the way Goldy Moldavsky writes parody novels. It never feels like she's making fun of boy band fangirls or people who fight for social justice, even when she writes parodies. In fact, her two parodies so far have sent a positive message about their respective groups. Part of her positive message comes from the
jv poore
I was an incredibly smart teenager. Much wiser than my parents, for sure. For the most part, I received exactly the adoration I deserved, which is to say my inexplicable intellectual arrogance was essentially ignored. But, once in a while, I did get called out. I never appreciated my parents’ glee when this happened and felt their enthusiasm for my public dressing down was a bit harsh. It is to that end that I so easily identify with and wholly support our hapless hero, Gregor Maravilla.

As he ec
Taylor Knight
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, diverse-books
An ARC of this book was sent to me unsolicited by the publisher

I've seen a good amount of positive reviews for this book so maybe I'm the odd one out on this but I wasn't into No Good Deed at all.
I thought the plot sounded really original and it had a lot of potential but the characters prevented this book from becoming likable for me. I was not a fan of the main character at all and because of that, I was never able to get into the book. The main character, Gregor, was so incredibly annoying t
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY BC ITS SO GOOD
rlly short review:
5 stars to Goldy Moldavsky's newest AMAZING book. we all know this was my most anticipated book of the year... from page one, i knew i was gonna love this. reading goldy's books feels like watching a really really hilarious youtube skit. she's got the BEST imagination and her stories are always wild and unforgettable. but at the same time, the teens she writes about are relatable and authentic. even if i tried, i could not think about ONE thing I disliked about either of her bo
Lauren Stoolfire
If you liked Goldy Moldavsky's brand of dark satirical humor in Kill the Boy Band, you absolutely need to try her follow up No Good Deed. Fair warning, it's set in the same world as her first novel (Ashley's ex is one of the Ruperts) and it's just as absurd (in a great way). In the end, I don't think I enjoyed this one quite as much, but it's still pretty fantastic. Plus, the audiobook is narrated by Michael Crouch (he also narrated Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) who does an excellent job an ...more
✦ Maica ✦ [mini hiatus]
Not for the first time, I wondered what the hell was happening at this camp.

Question:What do you get if a bunch of social justice warriors went to a summer camp together?
Answer: A hilariously captivating book called No Good Deed.

The writing and imagery was so vivid in this book that reading it felt like watching a movie. I've read Goldy's previous book, Kill the Boy Band and absolutely loved it. (If you haven't read Kill the Boy Band yet, you should. One of the characters in this book is menti
No Good okay. I found it categorized by my library under the subcategory 'humor.' But with the black cover with the spray paint plus the synopsis talking about ruin and warfare, I expected mischief and violence and maybe some mystery. Let me just tell you, there is none of the above (humor included).

So Gregor Maravilla (last name always included) goes away to summer camp with lofty ambitions to save the world by feeding the children. Everyone else at "Camp Save the World" has simila
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, signed-books
As per Goldy's style this book was hilarious and an absolute mind fuck.

I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Kill the Boy Band. When I first read the blurb, I wasn't that interested, but I picked it up any way cause I will probably read anything Goldy puts out. She has such an addicting writing style. I feel like I'm watching a movie in my head. It was super entertaining and the humor was similar to Kill the Boy Band as was the whole "what the fuck is happening? what am I reading?" vibe I get from
YA Wednesdays
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review tomorrow for First Reads Friday!
Brenda Ayala
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: yallwest-2017
I was largely indifferent to the majority of the novel. I thought our protagonist was annoying and had his head up his own ass and he whined constantly. I am sure it was meant to be funny but it was lost on me.

The camp itself was perfectly ludicrous and I loved it. Easily the best side story was I Like Paint's, a boy who speaks a language no one understands. When we found out what actually happened with him, I burst out laughing on my flight. I couldn't help it; it was completely unexpected and
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Review to come.
Jun 08, 2017 marked it as to-read
B/c I was given a copy at BookCon.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway
Oh boy, this was so stupid and corny. I am definitely the wrong target audience for this novel. I can see how it would be fine and cute for 12-16 year olds but good god this was not worth my time.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, ya
I have a lot of thoughts on this book. It's gonna take some time to sort them all out. It was good but like... super weird?? Idk man.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and finished it quickly because of the interesting plot and the sabotages that happen. I liked the character Ashley because of her uniqueness like what she does with dirt. Overall this was an amazing book and I definitely recommend it.
Mon avis

Actual rating : 4,5/5
Gosh, I love Goldy Moldavsky's books. They're so different from what I'm used to read, it's really refreshing.

I'm glad that I liked No Good Deed as much as I liked Kill the Boy Band (which I really want to re-read now). It was hilarious and heartwarming and even a bit sad at times, but mostly funny, ahah. I'm sure that not everyone will like this kind of unrealistic, crazy story but it totally works on me, so there's that. And the characters were adorable. Basically
Doctor Kaz
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Moldavsky is a miracle worker with her prose.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LONG LIVE GOLDY MOLDAVSKY. I swear, this woman is ushering in a new age of YA that is fast and loose and dark and most importantly, funny. Do you know how rare that is? Most contemporary YA isn't that funny. It is sweet, it is quirky, it is kindhearted, but it isn't funny. This book is. More books should be.
Luke Reynolds
When I read Goldy Moldavsky's debut last year, I had a great time. Kill the Boy Band was a crazy ride into the absolute insanity that can be fangirl culture, but it was also tempered with what good can come out of that same place. Add to that a dangerous mission, a diverse cast, and enough slapstick dark comedy to keep me entertained while simultaneously cringing, and I had a blast!

I had no idea Moldavsky would have a follow-up out so quickly, so I was excited to read more of her trademark humor
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
I kind of felt like this was a pointless book with not a really big plot. It just was not for me
The premise of this book is terrific--a summer camp for social activists who are all determined to make a difference in the world. For Gregor Maravilla, it's a chance to start fresh, maybe reinvent himself, and work on his social skills among teens who are just as committed to their own causes as he is. He's stoked to have been selected for a place supported by his inspiration, Robert Drill, who gained wealth through his technology but is now dedicated to spending that money for good causes. Wha ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.2 Stars.
Short Summary: Gregor heads to Camp Save the World a special summer program for teenage activists who are looking to enhance their cause. When the prize for the demonstration of the greatest activism is announced, things slowly get out of control.

Having read “Kill the Boy Band”, I’ve been deeply intrigued with what Moldavsky would do next. I loved how over the top her first book was, and I was so hoping for more of that fantastic dark humour. I was not disappointed.

What I liked
Sarah Cuddie
I wanted to love this book. I was really into the set-up, with all of the jokes about young activists and junior social justice warriors. There were parts of it that were so good, but I felt like it got so tangled up with the love story or friendship story in the middle and lost some of the focus that I was looking for. If the weight had been a little more in favour of Gregor figuring out what the deal is with changing the world and trying to understand how to do that as a young person in a worl ...more
Cynthia Means
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I freaking love Goldy Moldavsky. I read Kill the Boy Band last summer and it was so much fun. This book, thankfully, was no exception - I loved it so much. It's so weird, and quirky, and fun and that's exactly how Goldy's writing is. Also, I'm obsessed with crossover in contemporary books (i.e. Morgan Matson and Becky Albertalli) and in this book the ex-boyfriend of a character was in the last book. I love it!!
Jul 08, 2017 marked it as abandoned
DNF @ 20%. Didn't like the narrative instantly and had to push myself to keep giving it a chance to get better before finally calling it. Maybe it /does/ get better the more you read on, as the premise is hilarious, but.
Sophie B.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
“No Good Deed”, by Goldy Moldavsky is a realistic fiction book about a summer camp meant for good, but has gone bad. Gregor Maravilla is chosen for a summer camp, Camp Save the World, where everyone there is fighting for a cause. He's fighting to feed the starving children of the world, but his competitors aren't making it easy. After a series of competitions, there will be a prize awarded at the end of the summer. But throughout this journey, things do not go as expected for Gregor. Between th ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.8 ⭐

This book was unique, so funny and would most definitely make a good movie!
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