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A story of the difficulties we face and the strength we find to overcome them, perfect for fans of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, and JUNO.

‘At last, a Kerouacian adventure for teenage girls’ INDEPENDENT

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…

Praise for Mosquitoland:

‘A funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air
DAILY MAIL

‘A joy’
INDEPENDENT, Best YA novels of 2015

‘Fresh and often very endearing’
SUNDAY HERALD

‘Heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious’
USA TODAY

‘[A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel’
WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘[A] captivating first novel… illuminating’
WASHINGTON POST

‘[A novel that] bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone’
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Reviews

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
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
A stunning debut... mesmerizing
Kirkus Reviews
Invigorating and humourous... At last a Kerouacian adventure for teenage girls
Independent
[A] captivating first novel... illuminating
Washington Post
Memorable
People
[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
At times heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, but always maintaining a distinctly innocent brilliance
USA Today
[A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel
Wall Street Journal
A breath of fresh air... [a novel that] bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone
Entertainment Weekly
[Mosquitoland] boasts a funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air
Daily Mail