Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

18718848Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Published March 3rd 2015

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.

It took me a little bit to get into this book but when I did, I fell in love with the characters so much. Mim was so original and different and everyone else was just as interesting. The writing style is insanely awesome and I can’t wait to read more books from this author. The overall road trip aspect was fairly unrealistic but I didn’t think that was a big deal. I was so engaged in the characters and I loved the story.
Overall, I loved this book. I was so sad when I finished it because I wanted to keep reading. Mosquitoland is everything I look for in a book and I highly recommend it.

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