Grasshopper Jungle: A History (Prebound)

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A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction

"Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --"Rolling Stone"
""Grasshopper Jungle" is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. 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.

About the Author

Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, including the critically acclaimed "Winger" and "The Marbury Lens." 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" is his seventh novel. He lives in Southern California. You can learn more at and follow him on Twitter: @marburyjack.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606367950
ISBN-10: 0606367950
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English