The characters (especially Mim!) are easily relatable and the story is amazing! Mim’s inner-dialogue is hilarious as well as insightful. She puts into words the many unimaginable thoughts we ALL have. The writing is easy to understand and makes you feel invested in the story. The unique style of switching off between prose and letters adds character to the novel.— Hope, TC Teen Advisory Board member
"Top-notch" --USA Today
"Illuminating" --Washington Post
"A breath of fresh air" --Entertainment Weekly
"Memorable" --People After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
*Includes a discussion guide, exclusive author interview, and music lyrics written by David Arnold
About the Author
David Arnold lives in Lexington, KY, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And chips. He believes fiercely in chips. Mosquitoland is his first novel. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on twitter @roofbeam.