Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is Wahoo’s relationship like with his father?
  2. Why has his mom gone to China?
  3. What is Derek Badger different in real life than on his show?
  4. How real is Expedition Survival?
  5. What is different in the way Mickey Cray and Derek Badger treat the wildlife around them?
  6. Why does Tuna run away with Mickey and Wahoo?
  7. Why do you think Raven Stark puts up with Derek Badger?
  8. Why does Link throw Mickey out of the boat?
  9. What happens with Tuna’s dad shows up?
  10. How many injuries does Derek Badger receive during the Everglades episode?
  11. How is Wahoo’s life different from other kids?
  12. Why do Wahoo and Tuna call each other Lance and Lucille?

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