Get Engrossed In “Swamplandia!”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2011

Here at The Frisky, we’re unabashed fans of the boob tube, but books are our first love. So, when we heard one of our favorite networks — HBO — was turning the much-hyped book Swamplandia! into a mini-series, we bumped it up to the top of our must-read list. (First of all, any book that has an exclamation point in the title piques our interest.) Karen Russell’s book takes place in the Florida Everglades and is about a teenaged girl desperately trying to keep her family’s gator-wrestling theme park in business after her mom passes. Sounds like a page-turner to us! If you’ve read it, share what you thought in the comments! [$10.17, Amazon]