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13 March 2015

Skink -- No Surrender

Hiaasen, Carl. Skink--No Surrender. Knopf BFYR, 2014.

Malley doesn't want to go to boarding school, so she runs away with a guy she met on the internet. But her escape didn't go as well as she planned, so now her cousin is traveling across Florida in an attempt to find her and bring her home.

This story was a bit different from the other Hiaasen environmental mystery/adventures. This book focused much more on finding Malley and much less on the environment. As such, I didn't find this book to be as interesting as Hiassen's other works. Malley was consistently obnoxious and didn't seem to learn her lesson until perhaps the last page of the book. I could see some kids really enjoying this book, but it just wasn't for me.

Recommended for: teens and tweens
Red Flags: Malley runs away with a man she meets on the internet; the man ends up threatening her (and a few others) with a gun
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

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