Book Review: Hoot


For my second book this term, I read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. It is another young adult, mystery with 292 pages. I gave this book a 6/10.
It’s about a boy named Roy, who moves to some city in Florida. He’s on the bus looking out the window when he spots a kid running through people’s backyards to get to the forest. He makes a friend who is related with the boy Roy saw earlier. Beatrice, (the girl) takes Roy to the boy’s camp to find out what he was doing. Turns out, he was trying to save some burrowing owls who inherit part of the forest where there was going to be a new pancake house built killing the owls that live there.

I liked the rivalry of Roy and the boy, always making funny jokes about each other and how they became friends in the end. The author made different twists that made you think: is this book going to have a happy ending? I hate the movie they made; I watched it, it was terrible. I hated the boy too. He was always making sassy comments every time Roy had a good idea. I recommend this book to people like me – obsessed with this author, likes mysteries.

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This term I have read: Flush, by Carl Hiaasen. It is another mystery book based in Florida Keys with 263 pages. I give this book 7/10.

The plot:
Noah, a young adult, his dad was arrested for sinking The Coral Queen, a gambling boat for gambling. Noah’s dad believed they were dumping pollution into the basin. Noah wants to get his father out of jail and catch Dusty Muleman (owner of boat) in the act. Noah visits his father in prison and tells Noah to go see a man named Lice Peeking and trade him his father’s skiff. In return, Lice Peeking will testify in Noah’s dad’s trial. When Noah visit’s Lice Peeking’s trailer, his wife claims he was kidnapped.

What I liked about Flush:
I liked the plot and how it all turns around in the end. Just when they thought they were in the clear, Noah’s dad is framed again.

What I disliked about Flush: I didn’t like when Noah and his sister got stranded, that really stressed me out. And I didn’t like how their father magically knew¬† where they were when they got stranded. I also didn’t like the mom, she just make snarky remarks all the time. But you really can’t blame her to be honest, her husband got arrested, she’s dealing with the news, she’s got to feed the kids.
I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes puzzles or mysteries. People that enjoy young adult novels would like this book. I know I do