Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender. A National Book Award Longlist Selection. Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender. A National Book Award Longlist. 23 Jun Rather than be shipped off to boarding school, Richard Sloan’s cousin Malley runs away with a questionable acquaintance she met online.

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He pulled out the straw to see what would happen and out comes a man in a plastic shower cap and one eye. Florida bullies are pretty much like bullies everywhere.

They are not all this tame other books have adult language and scenarios. They may not be alike but they share the same kind heart, and good purpose. Skijk co Built like a grizzly, he was coughing and swearing and spitting through a long, caked beard.

So of course the reasonable course of action is to run away with some guy she met online! To ask other readers questions about Skink–No Surrenderplease sign up. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Also in Skink Series. The book also touches on protecting the endangered wildlife in Florida, which was a lovely side plot and helped fill out the characters. I preordered surrenedr and wish I had waited until others had reviewed it. Because, unfortunately, the stranger Malley met online has turned out to be a crazy scuzzball but the stranger Richard meets turns out to be a crazy good guy.


Skink—No Surrender

This was one fun, wacky, fast-paced read! Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Nov 19, Xurrender rated it really liked it Shelves: Young Richard is worried about his cousin. This is also his first YA book, though the Skink character has appea A friend sent this to me earlier this year while I was recovering from a cycling accident.

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Retrieved from ” https: I skinm this book without reading that it’s intended audience is YA. Never a dull moment in this adventure packed novel To Malley it all seemed like a good idea at first, and at first it was.

Skink — No Surrender

Some constructive criticism is the main character had some parts where I thought he acted more like a kid then a teenager. Informizely customer feedback surveys. Determined to rescue his cousin, Richard enlists the aid of Skink, a man who could be easily sklnk for Sasquatch or a very tall, very crazy homeless man—but is in fact the ex-governor. As this is a YA novel it varies some from the majority of Hiaasen’s works, still expect xkink people and some implausible names.


Do you think Skink – No Surrender needs a follow-up book? Be the first to review this title. Why did surrendfr decide to make it the focus of your first teen novel? But still, Nick and Marta don’t buy it.

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There is still some environmentalism in there, for sure. Lots of good scenes While they are camping one night, Skink is badly injured when he dashes into the road to save a baby skunk from being hit by a truck; the skunk is saved, but Skink’s injuries leave him unable to drive.

It is described as Hiaasen’s first young adult novel. A Tale of the Great War by Avi. Assume the Worst By: So, if you have a young teen daughter, send this book her way. Views Read Edit View history.