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Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

A story of the difficulties we face and the strength we find to overcome them. For those who loved LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, and JUNO.

When her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the ‘wastelands’ of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom.

But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escapes her new life and embarks on a rescue mission aboard a Greyhound bus, meeting an assortment of quirky characters along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 12th March 2015

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781472218896

Reviews

[Mim's] endless wise-cracking (on a road trip by Greyhound bus to visit her sick mother) is a joy
Independent - Best YA novels of 2015
A stunning debut... mesmerizing
Kirkus Reviews
Invigorating and humourous... At last a Kerouacian adventure for teenage girls
Independent
There is no shortage of humor in Mim's musings, interspersed with tender scenes and a few heart-pounding surprises. Mim's triumphant evolution is well worth the journey
Publishers Weekly
Fresh and often very endearing
Sunday Herald
Memorable
People
Mim is possibly one of the mostly lovable YA characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading... Definitely one of the best YA novels of 2015
The Tattoed Book
At times heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, but always maintaining a distinctly innocent brilliance
USA Today
[Mosquitoland] boasts a funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air
Daily Mail
A breath of fresh air... [a novel that] bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone
Entertainment Weekly
[A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel
Wall Street Journal
[A] captivating first novel... illuminating
Washington Post