The Mosquito Coast is the story of a man, Allie Fox, who uproots his family from their Massachusetts farm in order to start a new life in the jungles of Central America. We are told Allie and his family’s story through the eyes and voice of his 14yo son Charlie–a boy who watches as his father becomes more obsessive and less tied to reality.
For more books frequently found on high school reading lists that won’t bore you to tears, check these out:
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Beach by Alex Garland
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut