Book Review: Skink: No Surrender (Skink #7) by Carl Hiaasen

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in 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 finds hilariously satisfying ways to stop internet predators, turtle-egg poachers, and lowlife litterbugs in their tracks. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.

Release Date: September 23, 2014
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed By: Evan
“I do believe that some things aren’t meant to be understood. And I also believe in karma” says Richard, a level-headed young teen searching for his rebellious and possibly kidnapped cousin, Malley.
Though Skink: No Surrender is an exciting adventure, the rescue of Malley---who falls prey to an internet predator---is not why you should read this book. Skink, the one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, turned rogue vigilante, is!
Skink has got to be one of the funniest characters I have ever encountered! His dry sense of humor and no nonsense implementation of justice, kept me reading and asking what will he do next?
Skink: No Surrender was fun, smart, and entertaining.

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