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.