13 February 2014

Grasshopper Jungle; Andrew Smith

Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very interesting concept: what would happen if some mutant virus got into the general population and created a genetic mutation, much like Them? Could we survive? What if the people who created the virus were long gone, so no one knew it existed?

The commentary by Austin was fairly realistic, very close to what I imagine a teen boy in the midwest would sound like in this situation. Mixing the "thinking about xx made me horny" with the reality of the situation and the mutating people was done well. However, the long digressions into his family's history? Those lost me and wouldn't have been missed had they been edited out.

ARC provided by publisher.

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