Mosquitoland

By ARNOLD, David

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ISBN
9780451470775 9780698165403
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2015  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 7 Up—Mary Iris Malone, aka Mim, has moved from Cleveland to Mississippi (or Mosquitoland as Mim derisively calls it) with her father and new stepmother, who want her to forget her old life and even her mother. Mim is already struggling, but when she becomes convinced that her stepmother is keeping them apart, the teen steals money and hits the road to Cleveland to save her mother. The journey has bumps along the way—from a bus crash to unsavory characters. There are allies too, including romantic lead Beck and Walt, a homeless young ma...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

Things are bad enough for sixteen-year-old Mary Iris Malone ("Mim"): her parents have abruptly divorced, and her father and brand-new stepmother, Kathy, have relocated Mim from Ohio to Mississippi. Then Mim's deduction (from stolen letters and overheard conversations) that her mother is ill, added to Dad and Kathy's (unspecified) "BREAKING NEWS," pushes her over the edge, and Mim hops a Greyhound to reunite with her mom in Cleveland. Along her 947-m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Sixteen-year-old Mim hops a Greyhound to reunite with her sick mom in Cleveland. Flashbacks and letters interspersed into Mim's first-pers...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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