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YA Corner: Grasshopper Jungle

By Jason Seligson

Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle is a story unlike anything I’ve ever read, and totally impossible to categorize. I know I enjoyed it a great deal, but I’ve struggled to come up with an explanation or a pitch that could describe what exactly it’s about. 685 more words



Hey all! We’re really excited to begin production of our new film. We plan to begin shooting in late March but we still need outside help! 78 more words

Andrew Smith

Friday Five: YA authors you should have on your classroom bookshelf

Here’s a list of 5 authors you should definitely have on your classroom bookshelf if you teach teenagers.  You would also probably enjoy the stories as an adult, too.   97 more words

Book Reviews

Meet the director!

Andrew Smith, founder of Independent film company “J.S. Productions,” is a young, independent artist with a strong passion for all forms of art.  He has just finished his undergraduate schooling from Johnson C. 34 more words

My YA Wishlist...

It’s crazy to think that before I started blogging I hardly used to read any Young Adult novels – and now I absolutely love them and I can’t get enough. 870 more words

Bookish Things

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Book Description

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa. 249 more words


Reserve Your Spot for UNH's Free Online Class on the Presidential Primary

Reserve a front row seat to the phenomenon that is New Hampshire’s presidential primary in the University of New Hampshire’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) this fall. 179 more words

Political Science