"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

02 June 2014

Grasshopper Jungle

Smith, Andrew. Grasshopper Jungle. Dutton Juvenile, 2014.

A teen boy living in a small town in Iowa tells the story of his discovery that he might possibly be bisexual. Meanwhile, a virus is accidentally unleashed in his town, turning the inhabitants into giant, hungry, horny grasshoppers. Interspersed between his thoughts about how much he wants to have sex with his girlfriend and his best friend are tales of his great-great grandfather's emigration to the United States.

This story does not flow well, and the eponymous grasshoppers barely appear until the last third or so of the book. This book is a trip through a drug-addled horny teen boy's brain, and it's not a pleasant journey. I would avoid this book; there are much better science fiction books featuring LGBT characters.

Recommended for: adults
Red Flags: violence, sex, language
Overall Rating: 1/5 stars

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