Andrew Smith, 'Grasshopper Jungle'
2014, Dutton Juvenile
Grasshopper Jungle is what would happen if Kurt Vonnegut wrote a YA book. Perpetually horny Austin Szerba accidentally unleashes an army of giant praying mantises and triggers the end of the world. This raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling sci-fi novel defies description – it's best to go into it with an open mind and allow yourself to be first drawn in, then blown away.