Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Skink, No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Skink, No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Richard's cousin left early for her new private school. Or at least that's what Malley's parents told Richard. But something doesn't feel right and Richard is pretty sure Malley's up to something. Pretty soon he figures out that she's actually on the run with a guy she met on the internet. Richard is no hero, but he's not about to let something bad happen to his cousin.

That's where Skink comes in. He's a one-eyed, showercap wearing vigilante who just might be the former governor of Florida. Skink might be the weirdest person that Richard has ever met, but he's also the only person he knows who's wild and tough enough to take on whatever danger Malley might be in.

But, is going with Skink a way out of trouble or a way into a LOT more trouble? Will they reach Malley in time? Does Mally even want to be found at all? And what does an Ivory Billed Woodpecker have to do with any of this?

Instead of being set in middle Earth or outer space, this adventure is set in Florida and seems like something you could imagine hearing your neighbor tell you about. It's outrageous, funny and full of

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