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Mosquitoland (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Mosquitoland (Bound for Schools & Libraries) | David Arnold
Top-notch "USA Today" Illuminating "Washington Post" A breath of fresh air "Entertainment Weekly" Memorable "People" After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the wastelands of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, "Mosquitoland" is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking."
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MrBook
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

rather_be_reading omg yes! 5mo
GypsyKat 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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Dragonfairykats 😂🤣😂 5mo
Sarah83 Love that one 😉 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon 😂😂😂 5mo
Leftcoastzen 😂😂😂👏 5mo
JulietReads They're gonna have a feast tonight! 5mo
Lcsmcat 😂🤣😂 5mo
brit91 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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Bell_Queen
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice - Mosquitoland David Arnold

Suet624 I really liked this book. Thank you for the quote. It‘s a good one. 7mo
Bell_Queen @Suet624 Thank you for taking the time to share that. I loved this book! 6mo
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Scattered_Thinker
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Painted that last night. Mosquitoland is my absolute favorite book.

BooknerdsLife 😱😍 8mo
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slore1702
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Happy Monday! Spring break is one week away, but that didn‘t stop me from getting a head start on my #April book of the month!🤓

#BOTM #Mosquitoland
🚌🧡✨

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Scattered_Thinker
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This is by far my favorite book ever. It‘s filled with characters that make you want to scoop them up and protect them forever, a storyline that grips you from the very beginning, and just the right amount of heartache. I can‘t express how much this book means to me.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 8mo
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mandi1082
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Mehso-so

I had to sit on this one and ponder it. I listened to the audiobook but really wish I had a physical copy so I could have reread some parts on my own.

I loved the idea of Mim(the main character) going on a road trip to get back to her mother who may or may not be dying and along the way self discovering herself.

Yes some parts of the book felt unrealistic (minus 1 point) but still loved the adventure and some of the characters.

4☆☆☆☆

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biblioskye
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neutrons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.” -Mim

📸 ctto

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Christina7
Mehso-so

I was drawn to this book for the name of the title because my hometown is a “mosquito land” as well. The ending was underwhelming in my opinion but still cute/feel good. I would still recommend this book to read

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GondorGirl
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Fucking David Arnold, man. You don't even know.

He's one of those polarizing authors. He's like anchovies on pizza. If you're a fan you'll follow him to the ends of the earth. If you're not you'll probably turn your nose up and be glad you're not the crazy one.

I adore him. Seriously. 'KoA' blew my mind and 'Mosquitoland' skirted around the tropes and created this amazingly brave and flawed girl, and her messy story.

Heart eyes forever. 😍

Cortg I enjoyed Mosquitoland. I should try some of his other books! 12mo
Cortg Thanks! I‘ll add it to my ginormous TBR pile 😀 12mo
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GondorGirl
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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GondorGirl
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Audio kitchen demo time! If the weather holds this weekend we're getting our new kitchen counters and backsplash! I'm so ready to get rid of the stained linoleum that came with the house. Of course, it means I have to get the old "backsplash" (more matching linoleum) removed and all the prep work done. Thank goodness for audiobooks and bluetooth speakers.

Reviewsbylola Way to go, that looks like no easy task! ⛏ 12mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhhh. 12mo
Mdargusch Good luck!👍🏼 12mo
Slajaunie Love demo work and audiobooks! 12mo
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HighLadyoftheStacks
Mehso-so

Mostly just underwhelmed by the whole thing. The ending was good, but I felt more of a payoff from The Jellicoe Road.

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Addison_Reads
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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My niece recommended this book to me. She's 16 and struggles with depression. She uses literature like this to help her cope. Without her recommendation I probably wouldn't have read this book. Mim's journey in searching for her "home" is one we all go through, and in the end we're all just seeking people and places where we can just be ourselves. Mim's character annoyed me at times, but she's a teenager, so I'd say that's accurate writing. ?

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megnews
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Mehso-so

I ended up liking the last 3-4 chapters and liked the character a lot more at the end. Took a long time to get to that point and it didn‘t end how I thought. On another note, first book using #bookly. #ya #mentalillness

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megnews
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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This should have been great. I love a novel filled with travel and letters and usually sympathize with a mentally ill character. But the main character annoys me. I think I know how this is going to end up. I do like her letters to her aunt though. #epistolary #mentalillness #ya

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SwimTaylor
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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On to the next one!! Work has kept my reading pace slow this summer but I am super excited to embark on this adventure! I predict some late night/early morning kindle sessions in my future 📚 🍷 #Mosquitoland

rather_be_reading hate when work gets in the way! 2y
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jasreadsquiteabit
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Pickpick

Beautifully written— styled like a Jack Kerouac, but the author does a good job of portraying mental illness and the female mind. Great coming of age style story.

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ol.iive
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Pickpick

i love when books make you cry, and this certainly will.

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TheLudicReader
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All.the.feels. Mim‘s cross-country journey to see her mother is peopled with amazing characters, funny (and heart-pounding) episodes and an ending that brought tears to my eyes. This is a novel about mental health, family (both biological and found) and resilience and I loved it to bits.

KateFulfordAuthor If you like “funny & family” (and sassy and sarcastic), may I recommend my debut to you? See the link for reviews and more. 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Really fun and different read! Road trip from Miss. to Cleveland, Ohio. Interesting protagonist and a lot of interesting characters along the way. I like David Arnold‘s wit and writing style.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I‘m stuck in YA land. Started this beauty last night. Hope the inside is as groovy as the cover. Foggy, rainy here in the garden state, but as long as you‘ve got books, everything is right in the world 💚🧡📚💛

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LisiReads19
Pickpick

The story is written in a way that appeals to the audience and does a great job of telling a story that keeps you hooked and wanting to know more.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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16-year-old Mim Malone is on a solo trek to get to her mom by hopping onto a Greyhound bus. On the journey, she befriends other kindred souls and it becomes a road trip of self discovery.
#marchintooz #wideopenroad

Mdargusch Good choice! 2y
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mandariggi
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My little reading buddy 😍🐉📚

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mandariggi
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I may be 32, but I still enjoy these YA books. 😊

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Book outlet haul!! 5 books for $19.25 (includes $5 shipping). I had to do some scotch taping bc the dust jackets were ripped on 3, but they were all Scratch and dents or Bargain books. It was def a pick me up, bc it was a cat vomit day....you can see a bit of baking soda on rug. Lol

Megabooks Mosquitoland is great! Good luck with the cat vomit 😝 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Booksandcooks Hahaha! Thanks!! I‘ve wanted to read Mosquitoland for a long, long time!! Good to know you think it‘s great!! Now I have to read about 30 books before I buy anything else!! 2y
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BookFreakOut
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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#24in48 #readathon puzzle is done! 1000 pieces, you have been defeated, though I swear the final 20 or so solid black ones took as long as the rest of dang thing combined. I should probably emerge from my reading cave sometime today.

8leagueboot This is such a cute puzzle! 2y
Tamra Wow, that‘s a beautiful one though! Worthy of framing. 2y
BookFreakOut @Tamra I‘m planning on getting it framed or mounted to hang in my office! They have a few others in the same illustration style, and now I‘m tempted to get them. 2y
BookFreakOut @8leagueboot That‘s what I thought! Haven‘t done a puzzle in years, but when I saw this design the 1000 piece count wasn‘t enough to deter me. 2y
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BookFreakOut
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Good morning @24in48 Littens! I‘ve actually been up for 3 hours already but am working like a woman possessed on the puzzle while listening to the Mosquitoland audiobook. Are you doing activities while you listen to something, or reading in print? Got my new favorite bookish t-shirt on for good luck! #24in48

KCorter I love that shirt! Where did you find it? 2y
BookFreakOut @KCorter TeeFury! I think it‘s an exclusive design, here‘s the link: http://www.teefury.com/book-club 2y
eachwishrezigned I went all through the 24in48 tag to find this post again so I could thank you for this idea! I‘m a slow reader, so it‘s hard to make much progress, but one of my new puzzles would pair awesomely well with the Joyland audiobook I went back to get! (Plus it goes well with the book I‘m reading since Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally do puzzles all the time.) 2y
BookFreakOut @eachwishrezigned Glad you found the post again; that book/puzzle combo sounds perfect! 😄 When I read regularly, I much prefer print, but for readathons I almost exclusively do audiobooks. I think 20 of the 24 hours for the June 2017 one were audio for me. 2y
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Fancypants
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Mehso-so

Finished this one up today. I thought it was cute and a decent read about family.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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This audiobook was so much deeper than I was expecting. I loved this. When Mim steals her stepmothers coffee can full of money and sets off across the country to find her mother she falls in with a band of equally unique characters. This book touches on friendship, family, mental illness, addiction, and so much more. Loved loved loved it.

hermyknee How was the reading on audio? I think I might try this one on audible! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @hermyknee I loved it! Narration was perfect. The voice fit the character. I really enjoyed the audio. 2y
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Tanzy13
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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“I'm feeling reckless - or honest, maybe. Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference.”

cameo2012 This is in my kindle to be read!!! 2y
Tera66 Love the cover! 2y
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Tanzy13
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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“Every great character, Iz, be it on page or screen, is multidimensional. The good guys aren't all good, the bad guys aren't all bad, and any character wholly one or the other shouldn't exist at all. Remember this when I describe the antics that follow, for though I am not a villain, I am not immune to villainy.”

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coffeenebula
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Omg, so hilarious 😂 Came across this note tucked into the dust jacket of a library book: “Dear next reader, this book was one of a kind. *HINT: NO SPOILERS. All I have to say is the ending fucks you up, leaves you hanging and luckily for us both, there happens to be no sequel. Great, just great. Out of all the books that have left me hanging, this one sucks ass. I‘ll have to get a hold of the author.”

Continued in comments: ⬇️

coffeenebula “If you liked this book here‘s a recommendation: Everything Everything Nicola Yoon. - Sincerely, M. *Librarians: do not discard!” 2y
Tamra 👍🏾👏🏾 2y
PurpleyPumpkin That‘s hilarious!😂 2y
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GripLitGrl 😆😆😆 2y
TaylorMay Aww I love it! Very considerate of them 😉 they even included a #BookRec to head off a slump! 2y
bunny What a phenomenal find! I hope M went on to find more incredible books to read. Thanks for sharing! 2y
emilyhaldi Love this!! Might start copying this idea 😂 2y
Mdargusch Very cool. I might do that in my LFL Books! 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
drokka That's brilliant 2y
Reggie Lol this sounds like my kind of person. 2y
coffeenebula @Reggie I actually thought of you and your epic rant about unresolved endings lol 2y
daena So cool! 2y
Librariana Love it!! 2y
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Jerdencon
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Sunday night reading... so far very cute and quick read! And checking off Ohio on the #unitedstatesofbooks challenge.

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Gina
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So I found this gem at Goodwill. When I read the back I was sold instantly! Oh this is gonna be some wacky fun.

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JamieArc
Mehso-so

I had high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, it seemed like the author tried to deal with too much, so there were things left unfinished or not dealt with much depth. There was also a scene that left a bad taste in my mouth and I felt the author could have done without. There's a lot of good in this book, unique characters, that the author does deal with serious issues... but ultimately it fell short for me.

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Autumn
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Folding laundry, wishing I could be reading

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Carleneishere
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Mim and I had the same impression of Nashville. Which is a shame, I really was expecting to love it!

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Brittanym06
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I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. It is quick paced and an easy read, but I cannot become attached to the character.

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Carleneishere
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Starting today.

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WanderingBookaneer
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Have you ever been listening to an audiobook and wondered if you'd be enjoying it as much if you were reading the book?

DivaDiane Yes, but I've also wondered about some books if I wouldn't be enjoying it more reading the book. 2y
hermyknee Is the audio on this one great? I started that one a while ago but didn't really get in to it, so maybe I will try the audio! 2y
KellyK There are a couple of books I've tried to read but couldn't get into so I tried the audiobook and lived them. Maybe I just like to be read to! 🤓 2y
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Tamra I think the right narrators can really bring a book alive. The last really great one I listened to was by Henriquez. 2y
Cortg Yes, I am right now. I think in my case I would rather be reading the print then the audio 2y
JaclynW Yes! And vice versa! 2y
JamieArc All the time! I've stopped giving reviews for the audiobook versions because I'm sure I would have liked the book version better! 2y
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MatildaBaggins
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Enjoying a pumpkin muffin and my new mug and tea mix from from @LouBeth while finishing up Mosquitoland for book club!!! Btw - the tea is DELICIOUS 😄
#letsgetcozy

CocoReads That muffin looks amazing! 2y
Crystalblu I got the same mug in my book swap! 2y
Louise That mug is lovely! 😍 2y
MatildaBaggins @CocoReads It was! Trader Joe‘s doesn‘t disappoint 👌🏼 2y
Redjewel_7734 I want that muffin! 2y
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beccaeve
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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I picked this book because I wanted an audiobook to listen to, but none of my hold were close to available. I liked the journey Mim took and the friends she met along the way and the exploration of dealing with mental illness. While the book flirted with potential romance, I appreciated that falling in love was in no way central to the story. It has some issues, but overall I liked this book. The audio was a good listen.

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mellisarock
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Yeah I'm into fitness. Fitness whole pot of #coffee in my mouth! 😆
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Paperback or Hardcover?
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I love books & will read them in almost any form but I prefer paperbacks. The paperbacks of my dreams those large & floppy paperbacks that can basically be bent in half. .
Hardcovers always leave me wondering what to do with the dust jacket, fingerprints on the cover & they are harder to hold open.
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#booknerd #bookish #bookworm #yalit

Reviewsbylola I love paperbacks too! So much more than hardcover. 2y
Yeah_I_Read 🤣🤣🤣 2y
JillR "The paperbacks of my dreams" - I love that...! (I love those ones too ?) 2y
pagesofgrace I'm the same! I feel like almost everyone I talk to prefers hardbacks but I'd so rather have a paperback 📚 2y
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Moonchild_booknerd89
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Pickpick

Loved it!!

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AshleyKorinE
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Mehso-so

Mim is on her way from Mississippi to Cleveland to see her mother and has an adventure of sorts on the way. I guess it was good, she met Walt who I loved, and Beck who was to old for her. She learned a lot about mental illness through her own family and herself and I did enjoy that story line. I don't know, it was good, it just didn't catch me up in it. I wasn't very emotionally invested and that hampered the reading experience.

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LWagoner
Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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A powerfully moving story of Mim, a girl who's family has been splintered apart by mental illness. Told in Mim's voice, the story takes the reader on Mim's journey to find her mom. She finds so many other things along this journey: loyalty, friendship, love and ultimately herself. Be prepared for an emotional and moving ride. This book is one that stays in my library.

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HotCocoaReads
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For the most part, I really liked Mosquitoland. I loved the road trip and the mystery and the people she met along the way. Although every once in a while, Mim would say something that was too smart and it would be jarring, reminding me this wasn't really a kid. And sometimes it really irritated me when she'd walk away from people when they were talking to her. Fulfilling ending though.

catebutler I really liked this too! But I felt the same way about Mim. I actually like YA books, but my biggest complaint is when authors write their teenagers as adults. I find this happens the most in contemporary YA. I was a pretty mature teenager, but sometimes they go too far. 2y
HotCocoaReads I'm definitely ok with "smart teenagers" but yes, this went a bit too far 2y
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