07 March 2015

Mosquitoland; David Arnold

MosquitolandMosquitoland by David Arnold
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I so wanted to love this book - the disparate elements work, but for some reason as a whole I just didn't feel it. Mim? She is nicely realized, a well-rounded creation. Her trek? Just the right amount of realistic adventure (although I do know that Greyhound has stricter rules about unaccompanied children now then they did when I was Mim's age). More about Walt would have been nice. And it was interesting to see that at the end, Mom wasn't quite what Mim expected/anticipated. But despite all that, I was left with a sense of "meh" when I felt that perhaps there should have been more.

ARC provided by publisher.

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