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Prepare to laugh hysterically
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2019
I didn't realize that Chomp is a young adult book when I ordered it. But this grandma thought it was hilarious. I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times while reading any other book. Wahoo Cray is a teenager who lives near the Everglades with his father, an animal wrangler who provides wild creatures for movies, television shows and commercials. Wahoo basically has a zoo in his backyard and takes a major role in the care and feeding of the alligator (named Alice), monkeys, raccoons, snakes and other critters that his Dad catches and brings home. But times have been hard since the frozen iguana fell out of a tree and hit his father in the head. Double vision and blinding headaches have forced Mickey Cray to turn down too many jobs. Now the mortgage and car payments are delinquent and Mickey is forced to take on the worst assignment of his career. Reality TV star Derek Badger is a "survivalist" whose show is set in remote and dangerous locales. Unfortunately, Derek believes his own publicity and thinks that he can actually survive these places. He's about to learn a hard lesson in the Florida Everglades. This is a great book and I will pass it on to a young neighbor who will definitely enjoy it (but maybe not as much as I did).