[A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel
[Mim's] endless wise-cracking (on a road trip by Greyhound bus to visit her sick mother) is a joy
This tale of kids dealing with horrific situations is at times almost fantastical in its romanticism and is realized through the employ of spot-on pacing and lovely wordsmithing. Sophisticated teen readers will love this
Praise for MOSQUITOLAND: '[Mosquitoland] boasts a funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air'
Showcases a memorable cast of outsiders carving out space for themselves . . .Arnold writes with a Hinton-esque depth and rawness
Funny and touching... his sentences are arrows
Fresh and often very endearing