From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Smith comes the stunning, long-awaited sequel to the ground-breaking printz honor book Grasshopper jungle. It’s been sixteen years since an army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises forced arek’s family underground and into the hole where he was born; it’s the only home he’s ever known. But now, post-end-of-the-world, the army of horny, hungry praying mantises might finally be dying out, and arek’s ready to leave the hole for good. All he has are mysterious letters from breakfast, a naked, wild boy travelling the countryside with his silent companion, Olive. Together, area and his best friend Mel, who stowed away in his Van, navigate their way through the ravaged remains of the outside world.