Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle

Written by Andrew Smith
Narrated by Philip Church
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Grasshopper Jungle

Written by Andrew Smith | Narrated by Philip Church
Teenage Austin has enough to worry about — before he accidentally unleashes a deadly plague of praying mantises in his small hometown! An award-winning novel that’s oft-compared to Vonnegut and hailed as “raunchy, bizarre, smart, and compelling” (Rolling Stone).

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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. “Original, weird, sexy, thought-provoking and guaranteed to stir controversy. One hell of a book.” - Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series“Andrew Smith is the bravest storyteller I know. Grasshopper Jungle is the most intelligent and gripping book I’ve read in over a decade. I didn’t move for two days until I had it finished. Trust me. Pick it up right now. It’s a masterpiece.” - A. S. King, Printz Honor-winning author of Ask the Passengers and Please Ignore Vera Dietz“Grasshopper Jungle is about the end of the world. And everything in between.” - Alex London, author of Proxy “In Grasshopper Jungle, it’s as if Andrew Smith is somehow possessed by the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut. This book is nothing short of a brilliant, hilarious thrill-ride that is instantly infectious. But, the most beautiful thing about Grasshopper Jungle has nothing to do with the absurd or out-of-this-world. It is the deft hand by which Smith explores teenage love and sexuality that is truly breathtaking. In writing a history of the end of the world, Smith may have just made history himself.” - John Corey Whaley, Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back 

Categories: General Fiction
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Run time: 9 hours and 20 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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