Mosquitoland by David Arnold
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
“You spend your life roaming the hillsides, scouring the four corners of the earth, searching desperately for just one person to fucking get you. And I’m thinking, if you can find that, you’ve found home.”
Goodreads Description: After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Honestly, I don’t really know how to write my thoughts on this book. Not because I didn’t like it, because I did like it. I really enjoyed it. I guess because I don’t know why I didn’t like it. Shouldn’t that mean I loved it then? I know I didn’t love it though. I’ve been really wanting to read this book and was excited when I seen that the library had the audiobook available. I decided to check it out and the audiobook version was really good. I really enjoyed the narrator.
The story kind of started off really slow for me and there were a few times that I was bored with what was going on. I love road trip books, because I am a sucker for a good road trip. I just wasn’t blown away with it and I know that a lot of people were. The cast of characters were great and I really liked Mim’s adventures with Walter and Beck. I am so glad she met them along the way. Walter and Beck were amazing characters and by the end of the trip, the three of them had so much love for each other. I also think that Mim discovered so much about herself, family, and life. I know I will definitely be thinking about them a lot and wondering what is going on with Beck and Walter.
Why wasn’t I blown away? I honestly have no clue! I really did enjoy this book though. This is kind of a lame review, because I really can’t pin point what I didn’t like about this book. I just know after I finished the book, I wasn’t like “OMG THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER”. I felt like it was a really good book, but I didn’t get any other feelings aside from that.
I do recommend this book, because honestly, I think it’s just me. I think a lot of you will really love this book. This month has been crazy as far as books, because almost every single book I read and listened to weren’t that amazing to me when so many others loved them. 😦
“I wish wishing were enough, but it’s not. Sometimes you need a thing.”
Have you read Mosquitoland? If so, what did you think about it?
I am excited that I can finally do my August book haul post, because I got the majority of the books I ordered yesterday! It was a nice surprise, since they weren’t supposed to be here until Friday. Only one of them will not be here in time, but that’s okay! Look out for that sometime this weekend. Here are some recent posts that I’ve done and then I need to get to work!
WWW Wednesdays #16. – Books I’m currently reading, recently finished, reading next.
Thoughts: Saint Anything. – My thoughts on the book Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.
Thoughts: The Wrath and the Dawn. – My thoughts on the book The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
I hope you have a great day! Bye ❤
9 thoughts on “Thoughts: Mosquitoland.”
I tried to read Mosquitoland. Really, I did. It ended up on my DNF list. I got it from the library and started it. I think I only got to the part where she was on the bus(?) the first time and I just couldn’t go on. It was too slow. It sounds like I didn’t miss much not continuing.
Yeah, it really did start off slow. It definitely didn’t blow me away. It wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t an amazing book either.
I still haven’t read Mosquitoland yet, although it’s on my TBR… I understand what you’re trying to say though; sometimes a book just doesn’t feel right and it’s hard to describe what made it a less than perfect read.
I hope you like it whenever you get to it! I hate trying to write a review and having no idea what to even say or to explain how I was feeling. This one was definitely tough. I’m glad you are able to understand the feeling though.
I’m having the same problem with some of the reviews I’m trying to write at the moment, so I totally understand what you’re talking about. 😉
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Great review! This book is on my TBR and I have heard so many people claim they were blown away. But I suppose it’s up to the individual person, you know! 💋💕
Thank you! 💜 Yeah, I’ve noticed so many people loved this book so much. I did enjoy it a lot, but I just didn’t think it was as amazing as everyone says it is. It’s still a good book though and really enjoyable. 😊
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