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Friday, February 28, 2014

Blog Tour: GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith [Review, Trailer & Giveaway]

Author: Andrew Smith
Genre: Fiction | YA | LBGT
Release Date: 2/11/14

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.

To make matters worse, Austin's hormones are totally oblivious; they don't care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He is stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann.

Ultimately, it is up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition.

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.

Holy Shit !!! 

This book is about everything, as all good books are. You know what I mean.

Banned books, teen love with all its questions, sex, history, a dead mad scientist, unstoppable corn, giant praying mantises and little blue kayaks. I don't want to give anything away. All of that has been has been mentioned by other reviewers. You just need to read the book to see how it all comes together.

Andrew Smith has the ability to grab me and put me right into a story. This book was no exception. Austin, Robby, and Shann feel like friends and I will miss them. Thank you, Andrew. I absolutely cannot wait until the next Andrew Smith book comes out. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. I promise you won’t be sorry.

When you are done reading it I hope you will recommend it to all your reading friends. Just like I am......
Guest Review by: Karin Baker

Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed Winger (Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness—an Amazon “Best of the Year”) and The Marbury Lens (A YALSA BFYA, and Starred reviews and Best of the Year in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist).

He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism, and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles. Grasshopper Jungle, coming February 11, 2014, is his seventh novel. He lives in Southern California.

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For those of you that purchase a copy of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE any time during the month of February will receive a one of a kind #unstoppableprizepack filled with lots of goodies.

To qualify you must send proof of purchase dated before 3.1.14 to amydelrosso(at)gmail(dot)com.

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