Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (2014)

I have a colleague who beyond loves YA literature.  I was a fan of YA lit long ago, but I'm not anymore.  I don't hate all of it, but I find most of it pretentious and sort of oversold.  YA lit believes its own press.  Grasshopper Jungle was recommended by this colleague.  I didn't like it.  I tried, I really tried.  But I was not a fan.  Obviously, someone else is a fan, because it was a Printz Honor.  But I'm not in that select group.  I didn't care for the plot, and I hated the short sentence structure.  Hated it.

Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew  Smith

I dunno, I must have lost my taste for YA lit.  The short sentence structure and glibness of it all annoyed me rather than made me want to read more.

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