Book Voyages is a blog about children's literature from the point of view of a school library/media specialist. It features reviews of books as well as interview with authors and school uses for books.
March 27, 2012
Chomp by Carl Hiassen
Carl Hiassen has a gift for writing some of the craziest, yet believable characters. Chomp doesn't disappoint. Wahoo Cray is missing a thumb from an alligator accident, his father is an animal wrangler with a headache that just won't go away, Derek Badger is a reality show star who's show is pretty much fake, and Tuna is Wahoo's girlfriend who's on the run from a bad home situation. Add these characters, mix with a storm and a manhunt or two, and what sounds like chaos is a fascinating story. I loved the characters, and would love to see Hiaasen revisit them, but since his children's books are one offs, I don't expect he will. If you loved the rest of his books, you'll love this one. If you like colorful, larger than life characters, you'll love this book. I loved this book and think most of you will as well! Review based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.