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Publisher Description

Richard's cousin is missing, and his best hope of finding her rests with the wily, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida. Carl Hiaasen introduces his iconic character Skink to a younger audience in this nail-biting adventure!
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online... Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is 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, this unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.    

In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who will risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice.

Young Adult
September 23
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

breecie1 ,

Skink no surrender

This story is an adventure right in my own living room. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a thrill.

Sasha_Bean ,

The legend, the myth, the one and only Skink and the significance of his name.

Great quick read, even though it was meant for younger adults/teenagers, it was worth hearing how the legend’s story wrapped up.

hockeysnipa17 ,

Great book

I read this book for summer reading in school a few years back, and I still find myself reading this book. This is a very enjoyable action packed story.

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