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Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

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Mosquitoland by David Arnold
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.

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.

Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

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"Starred Review. Arnold pens a stunning debut, showcasing a cast of dynamic characters... Mesmerizing" - Kirkus

"Starred Review. There is no shortage of humor in Mim's musings, interspersed with tender scenes and a few heart-pounding surprises. Mim's triumphant evolution is well worth the journey. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"Recommended for larger collections, this is a readable, original story with strong writing, but the issues cannot be ignored." - School Library Journal

"Mosquitoland is equal parts sharp, sad, and surreal.  This book is genius, war paint and all." - John Corey Whaley, Printz-winning author of Where Things Come Back

"David Arnold's writing is both heartfelt and hilarious. You will fall in love with Mim, even as her grand journey will keep you guessing. Mosquitoland reminds us that sometimes imperfect is just perfect." - Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray

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David Arnold Author Biography

David Arnold is the author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite. 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.

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