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From Barnes & NobleA Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014
This rollicking novel takes place in Hiaasen’s Florida, a lawless place of unpredictable wildlife, bad weather, and characters as colorful as a crayon box. When 14-year-old Malley runs off with a stranger she met online to escape being sent to boarding school, Wild Skink—a charismatic and slightly crazy ex-governor of Florida turned eco-warrior, and beloved veteran of six previous Hiaasen novels—sets off on her trail, with Malley’s teenaged cousin in tow. The two get in and out of trouble across their swampy state in this first installment in a new series. Hilarious setpieces, a larger-than-life hero, and of course Hiaasen’s inimitable voice make Skink the kind of book you want to read twice. See all of the Best Teen Books of 2014.