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Skink--No Surrender

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Description

Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender.
 
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
 
When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild.

SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 23, 2014 – Rather than be shipped off to boarding school, Richard Sloan's cousin Malley runs away with a questionable acquaintance she met online. Richard shares his worry over her fate with a strange, one-eyed man he stumbles across on a Florida beach. Hiaasen's adult readers will immediately recognize Skink, the former governor turned eco-warrior, who first appeared 25 years ago in Double Whammy. Skink commandeers Richard's mission to find Malley and tutors his young new friend on carnivorous gators, wild pigs, driving (Richard is still a year away from a learner's permit but no matter), and how to prepare roadkill for human consumption. What happens to Malley during her abduction is never explicitly stated, but the implication of what a criminal is doing with a handcuffed 14-year-old girl rides uneasily alongside the kookier elements of the story. Still, there is much to enjoy. Hiaasen's concern for the environment and its most vulnerable denizens is again on full display, and Richard has a memorable epiphany when he loses his phone in Choctawhatchee Bay: "Pursuing a desperate criminal through the wilderness drastically rearranges your priorities." Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews

Great Read

Always an entertaining read. Go Skink!

Skink--no surrender

Love Carl Hiassen wish he was more prolefic! Not his best work but otherwise a good read. As always shockingly funny. Give us another one soon Mr Hiassen!

Skink--No Surrender

Great book with an adventurous story and a great message for all of us living in Florida! Since I'm in Okaloosa County, it was fun to read about places out here I've been. The Choctawhatchee from the Alabama line to the bay is one of the few unspoiled rivers left. Carl does a great service for Florida by writing entertaining books that keep us enthralled and promote the conservation of our habitat.

Skink--No Surrender
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: Sep 23, 2014
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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