Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

     Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.


It's about Florida !!!!





Karen Russell





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    The book was challenging but I think we analyzed it pretty well

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Christine A.

    Didn't like book but love our awesome members so the meeting was great.

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • Marci Blaine R.

    Book was ok. Discussion was great as usual!

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  • Theresa

    I'm sorry, I have to work late tonight. I really wanted to hear everyone's opinion of this book.

    June 19, 2013

  • Jeanne W.

    I just finished the book today too. It was certainly different. :-)

    June 19, 2013

  • Marci Blaine R.

    Maybe something like this? :l :/ I agree with your assessment... I just finished the book.

    June 19, 2013

  • David K.

    Does anyone know the emoticon for confusion. Geez. I hope you guys can help me sort this book out %-). %) Drunk,confused

    4 · June 14, 2013

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