Grasshopper Jungle is a new book by Andrew Smith. I have previously read books by Andrew Smith such as Winger, Stick, and The Path of Falling Objects. I’ve been looking forward to this book for several months. Feels like nearly a year. A year of John Corey Whaley hyping the book to me. A year of trying to get my hands on the galley. An exaggerated year of trying to figure out what the book is about.
And the book comes out on Tuesday. So soon you will be able to find out. I finished a free advanced reader’s copy I got from Netgalley so there may have been some changes in the finished copy then what I read.
Things that the book reminded me of: mid-century science fiction films, Lost, Venture Bros, plus a fairly honest look at teenage boys in the middle of nowhere Iowa.