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2015 – Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith

February 2, 2015

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.

This is the truth. This is history.
It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.
You know what I mean.

Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.

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  1. January 18, 2016 5:40 pm

    I wasn’t courageous enough to place this book on our Mock Printz list but I knew this book was uniquely fantastic. I am glad the committee thought so too. http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/grasshopper-jungle-dilemma.html

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