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Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith
Grasshopper Jungle
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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... show more
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.   “Original, weird, sexy, thought-provoking and guaranteed to stir controversy. One hell of a book.” – Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series “Andrew Smith is the bravest storyteller I know. Grasshopper Jungle is the most intelligent and gripping book I’ve read in over a decade. I didn’t move for two days until I had it finished. Trust me. Pick it up right now. It’s a masterpiece.” – A. S. King, Printz Honor-winning author of Ask the Passengers and Please Ignore Vera Dietz “Grasshopper Jungle is about the end of the world. And everything in between.” – Alex London, author of Proxy   “In Grasshopper Jungle, it’s as if Andrew Smith is somehow possessed by the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut. This book is nothing short of a brilliant, hilarious thrill-ride that is instantly infectious. But, the most beautiful thing about Grasshopper Jungle has nothing to do with the absurd or out-of-this-world. It is the deft hand by which Smith explores teenage love and sexuality that is truly breathtaking. In writing a history of the end of the world, Smith may have just made history himself.” – John Corey Whaley, Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back  
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525426035 (0525426035)
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
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Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
3.0 Grasshopper Jungle
I would have never read this ordinarily, but I ran out of audiobooks and joined the SYNC free audiobook program and this was the first one they sent me.Pretty crazy book!! The frequent repetition of facts bugged me. There were several laugh-out-loud moments in the book.
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Grasshopper Jungle
3.5 starsThis story. . . I have no idea what the heck was going on really haha. I guess it would be categorized as mature YA? It’s definitely teen characters, and I think it’s speaking to a teen audience. It’s not regular YA because has ample cussing and sex talk throughout as well as some drug u...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE Review
I rarely ever read synopses anymore. The only reason I read this one was because a booktuber by the name of Katytastic mentioned it. The blurb not only piqued my interest, but fish-hooked my curiosity. Surely a Young Adult novel about giant, horny Mantises causing an end-of-the-world event couldn't ...
Senator Recommends
Senator Recommends rated it
4.0 Grasshopper Jungle
True rating: 4.5
Perco
Perco rated it
3.0 Grasshopper Jungle
Austin. This is what I think about Austin.He was an asshole. (He said it to himself by the way)"I was being such an asshole to my two best friends"I don't know if I would love or hate the character. I just don't know.Maybe I'm 50% mad at Austin because I felt sorry for both Shann and Robby. They bot...
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