Luce inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, but the coming of the children changes everything. Her formerly comfortable and solitary life is changed in difficult, hopeful, and dangerous ways.
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, an alligator theme park in the Florida Everglades. After Ava’s mother dies, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love, her big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. Ava sets out on a mission through the swamps to save them all.