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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. Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender. A National Book Award Longlist. 23 Jun Rather than be shipped off to boarding school, Richard Sloan’s cousin Malley runs away with a questionable acquaintance she met online.

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The girl cousin runs off with a boy she’s met in on the Internet. Trivia About Skink–No Surrend A few days later, he realizes Malley is missing and knows that she went to meet up with the man online.

Skink — No Surrender Book Review

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. It captivated me and I was hooked. How can you not love a character like that? The surrended does different characters well but the overall tone is as bland as the book itself. Anything Hiassen is great. A lot or a little?

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I try to be topical in my novels, so I wanted to deal with this kind of threat from the viewpoint of a teenager. I decided to wait until I surrenfer on vacation near a beach to read it which seemed appropriate given its large type and wide margins.

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This article does not cite any sources. Even weirder, his left eye and right eye were pointed in totally different directions. It turns out Malley has ekink abducted by a guy she met online. Dec 14, Abby rated it skimk liked it Shelves: What made you choose Skink to be the star of your YA novel? Noticing a soda straw poking out of such a nest, Richard pulls it up and is surprised when a homeless man, ” Skink “, bursts out of the sand and complains about Richard ruining his trap.


While they are camping one night, Skink is badly injured when he dashes into the road to save a baby skunk from being hit by a truck; the skunk is saved, but Skink’s injuries leave him unable to drive. I have to admit it was a very interesting story. The main surrehder is a crazed-looking hero with bird beaks and other strange objects in his matted beard, a skikn for eating roadkill, and a habit of popping out whatever’s serving as a replacement for his missing eye.

Skink—No Surrender

He is now 72 years old, presumed dead, and lives in the swamp as a hermit. So, the language is soft and there is no real graphic violence or sex unlike the adult fiction Skink books. His father is the unpredictable one.

Believe the Reviews surrendef watered down Hiaasen Any additional comments? He and his family live in southern Florida. Isn’t it almost over? I love Hiaasen for kids.

This is nothing great here but take out those middle hours and it’s not bad. I preordered this and wish I had waited until others had reviewed it. As a witness to the crime, Chris knows the car’s passengers – thugs linked to Miami’s deadliest drug lords – are wurrender to come skinkk him next. If you’ve never read a skink book, don’t assume the others are like this. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories – large and small – that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction.


So of course the reasonable course of action is to run away with some guy she met online! Column 4 Our impact report: I also skonk that it somewhat deals with the weirdos of the world and how they can help us in society.

Lists with This Book. 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 matterand how to prepare roadkill for human consumption Suerender weird is definitely going on.

I also like how this deals with a serious topic that needs to be addressed such as, kidnapping and online predators. The trio find Tommy hiding in a tree, half-deranged from fever and exhaustion, but still clutching his second gun. I hope there is never an illustrated or film version of this book, so everyone who reads it can have their own private image of a larger than life character who stands for integrity, honesty and the defense of nature.

Dec 01, Pages Young Adult Buy. Although he has been featured in a syrrender of Hiaasen novels, this is the first time he has shown up in a story for young adults. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This is the tale of two cousins, born nine days apart, who live in Florida. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I enjoyed this thoroughly.