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Grasshopper Jungle

By Andrew (Andrew Anselmo) Smith, 1959-

“Grasshopper Jungle is a rollicking tale that is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. It’s propulsive plot would be delightful enough on its own, but Smith’s ability to blend teenage drama into a bug invasion is a literary joy to behold… Smith may have intended this novel for young adults, but his technique reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” —New York Times Book Review
 
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.

This is the truth. This is history.
It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.
You know what I mean.
 
Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.
 

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Book

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • TF Smith, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

0525426035


Format: Book
Author: Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
Summary: "Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Grasshopper jungle / A History a history by Andrew Smith.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), LLC, [2014]
Subject: Survival -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Gender identity -- Teen fiction. Family life -- Iowa -- Teen fiction. Insects -- Teen fiction. Science fiction. Humorous stories. Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0525426035 9780525426035
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TF Smith
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Bib Id: 497684

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
Summary: "Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Grasshopper jungle / A History a history by Andrew Smith.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), LLC, [2014]
Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Survival -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Gender identity -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Family life -- Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Insects -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Science fiction.
Subjects: Humorous stories.
Subjects: Iowa -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2013030265
ISBN: 0525426035
ISBN: 9780525426035
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF Smith