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The character development is good and the plot keeps you interested.
The book really just doesn't go anywhere, I ended it with so many questions and unaddressed hopes for the family that it just annoyed me.
Speaking of contrived, there are far too many coincidences near the end of the book, especially in Kiwi's story line.
The great failing of SWAMPLANDIA! is not in its concept but in its inability to take that concept beyond the expected. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Al Nance
Great book. Well written. A grabbing story filled with humor and sadness throughout. All written in a way that keeps you wanting to read more.Published 3 days ago by Ed Stedman
Too long. I thought the book could have been much shorter. The description of the trip in the swamp was way too long.Published 17 days ago by pb328
needed the book for school price was excellent received it in plenty of timePublished 21 days ago by anthony
Good read but, for me, not a great ending. Left me with a little bit of a Charlie Brown feeling: where are the grown ups? But wonderful use of language!Published 27 days ago by Washington State traveler
Bought it for my grandson who was 13 - I tried to read But and didn't understand it at all.Published 28 days ago by Carol S. Pardeck
A book club selection. An odd book about a theme park revolving around alligators, this book shows a lot of talent and promise for a first novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Hage
This is an engaging novel. The actions of the children were a little fantastical and one wonders why child protective services were not called. Overall I enjoyed it.Published 1 month ago by Nancy Shinno
I agree that the book is just good, but not great, and it flounders and flags, particularly when it's not focused on Kiwi. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Candace N. Smith