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Publisher Comments:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.
 
There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But hes trying to kill them.
 
Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid hes losing his mind.
 
Conner tells Jack its going to be okay.
 
But its not.
 
Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.

Synopsis:

"Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone

Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonneguts in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review

 

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.

Its 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.

 

About the Author

Andrew Smith is the author of Ghost Medicine, named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, and In the Path of Falling Objects. In addition to writing, he teaches high school advanced placement classes and coaches rugby. He lives in Southern California with his family, in a rural location in the mountains.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250010278
Author:
Smith, Andrew
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
unique; boy; vonnegut; weird; surrealist; end times;
Subject:
apocalypse; teen; teenage; young adult; edgar wright; stand by me; attack the block; sci-fi; sci fi; science fiction; simon pegg; the world s end; worlds end; iowa; alien; aliens; hormones; midwest; corn; genetically engineered; bunkers; humor; movie; fun
Subject:
apocalypse; teen; teenage; young adult; edgar wright; stand by me; attack the block; sci-fi; sci fi; science fiction; simon pegg; the world s end; worlds end; iowa; alien; aliens; hormones; midwest; corn; genetically engineered; bunkers; humor; movie; fun
Subject:
apocalypse; teen; teenage; young adult; edgar wright; stand by me; attack the block; sci-fi; sci fi; science fiction; simon pegg; the world s end; worlds end; iowa; alien; aliens; hormones; midwest; corn; genetically engineered; bunkers; humor; movie; fun
Subject:
apocalypse; teen; teenage; young adult; edgar wright; stand by me; attack the block; sci-fi; sci fi; science fiction; simon pegg; the world s end; worlds end; iowa; alien; aliens; hormones; midwest; corn; genetically engineered; bunkers; humor; movie; fun
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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Product details 432 pages Square Fish - English 9781250010278 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone

Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonneguts in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review

 

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.

Its 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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