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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen debuts his first book for teens with Skink—No Surrender.

Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink—he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than twenty-five years ago in Double Whammy, and he quickly became Hiaasen’s most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive “captain” as he pursues his own unique brand of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh out loud funny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In his first novel aimed at teens, Hiaasen leaves behind middle-school bullying and veers this ecological mystery into the territory of online predators, with inimitable Hiaasen style…Reluctant readers (especially guys) will surrender themselves to this page-turner. Cross your fingers that we haven’t seen the last of Skink!”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • The book itself is just a wonder, part love poem about the Florida wilds, part road-trip novel, and part thriller. The second half of the book is a nail-biter to rival Cape Fear. I love Hiaasen for adults. I love Hiaasen for kids. But most of all, I love this Hiaasen, which brings the two writers together in one book.   Cory Doctorow
  • Skink and Richard make quite a dangerous and entertaining duo in a story that careens perfectly from one crazy situation to the next. Reluctant readers (especially guys) will surrender themselves to this page turner. Cross your fingers that we haven’t seen the last of Skink! Booklist, starred
  • If you were pursuing your cousin’s kidnapper across Florida, you would want a man like Skink at your side. Maybe. Kirkus Reviews
  • Skink is larger than life.... A presence to be reckoned with. The Horn Book
  • A high stakes, action-packed comedy with a lot of heart. VOYA
  • “Rather than be shipped off to boarding school, Richard Sloan’s cousin Malley runs away with a questionable acquaintance she met online. Richard shares his worry over her fate with a strange, one-eyed man he stumbles across on a Florida beach. Hiaasen’s adult readers will immediately recognize Skink, the former governor turned eco-warrior, who first appeared twenty-five years ago in Double Whammy…Hiaasen’s concern for the environment and its most vulnerable denizens is again on full display, and Richard has a memorable epiphany when he loses his phone in Choctawhatchee Bay: ‘Pursuing a desperate criminal through the wilderness drastically rearranges your priorities.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kirby Heyborne is a master of character voices. Old man, teen boy, young girl, concerned mom, twenty-something lowlife—all effortlessly and believably tumble from his lips…This book is a delight.”

    AudioFile

  • “Skink, a favorite character from Hiaasen’s adult novels, is incredibly memorable. Whether it’s diving into a gator-infested river after a rogue canoe, getting his foot run over by a semi while trying to save a baby turtle, or hiding out in the sand to save the next turtle, Skink is always full of surprises. And like a cat with nine lives, one never knows how he’ll make it out or what will happen next. One thing’s for sure: readers will want to be along for the ride.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Hiaasen’s fierce love for the wilds of Florida, his fundamental commitment to decency and his penchant for the bizarre are all on full display in this, a read as agreeable as his hero is.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award
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