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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

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Carl Hiaasen strikes again with a mystery packed with humor and adventure smack in the middle of the Everglades.  Chomp (Alfred A. Knopf 2012) takes sure aim at reality television (Does anyone really believe they reflect reality?), vampires (Whether or not they sparkle), and child abuse (on a more serious note).

Wahoo may be my favorite Hiaasen character yet.  While his dad Mickey wrangles alligators and pythons for dippy reality tv star Derek Badger, Wahoo has to wrangle his dad to keep them from getting fired or worse during the filming of Expedition Survival.  In the midst of chaos and near disaster, Tuna (one tough chick) shows up with a shiner from her father and joins the crew.  Before you know it, there are angry snakes, stunned bats, confused vampires, and a gun-toting dad on a collision course in the Everglades.

Enjoy the trailer below and then find a copy of Chomp to read.

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