2015 Diversity Reading Challenge,  Young Adult

Andrew Smith Month: Grasshopper Jungle

Hey yall. It’s Andrew Smith month around here and *all* I’m reading is Andrew in June! I’ve been trying to get through Grasshopper Jungle. My youngest graduated from high school (yay!)  so we’ve been a little busy and I’m a little behind in my reading but BOY OH BOY am I glad I picked this book up first.

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If this photo doesn’t scare you then there is no hope for you.  Travis Pope is chewing on Ollie Jungfrau’s body, yall! Run, run!

Run for the hills!!

Many people have compared Grasshopper Jungle to Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. While there’s no time travel there is that speculative fiction weirdness to it.  While we’re getting all erudite (huh huh?) lets throw in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange because really, we are talking good and evil.

Believe it or not folks, add this to your Diversity Reading Challenge cuz the main characters are homosexual or bisexual.

BOOM POW.

p.s. i know the difference between a praying mantis and a grasshopper. but these guys were so cuuuuute.

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

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