By: Andrew Smith
This people is our FIRST E-BOOK review. This book is located on our Wheeler E Platform
http://camhigh.wheelers.co/. It is coming soon as a paper book!
Genre: Youth Fiction, coming of age and apocalyptic
Wow that is green! Like grasshoppers and teenagers. Well if you read this book you will be less green- that is a warning. Just saying!!!
Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the storyof 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's stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it's 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.
So the warning part from other reviewers
It was gory, honest, brutal, bawdy, hilarious, touching, exciting, brave, complex, weird, and simply amazing
What did I just read?!?! I don't really know, but I loved every second of it!! Teenage boys are going to LOVE this book. And I foresee it being banned at most school libraries. This isn't just an end of the world novel, it's also filled with dark humor, sexuality, teenage love, confusion, and every other possible emotion that a teenage boy is capable of feeling. It's funny, inappropriate, and deeply personal all in one go.