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  • Title: Hoot
  • Author: Carl Hiaasen
  • ISBN: 9780440421702
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unfortunately, Roy s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well known bully Then again, if Dana hadn t been sinking his thumbs into Roy s temples and mashing his face against the school bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy And the running boy is intriguing he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and here s the odd partUnfortunately, Roy s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well known bully Then again, if Dana hadn t been sinking his thumbs into Roy s temples and mashing his face against the school bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy And the running boy is intriguing he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and here s the odd part wore no shoes Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy s trail The chase introduces him to potty trained alligators, a fake fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen s Florida From the Hardcover edition.
    Hoot Unfortunately Roy s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson a well known bully Then again if Dana hadn t been sinking his thumbs into Roy s temples and mashing his face against the school b

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    1. I thought I was too old for Hoot s message but Carl Hiassen proved me wrong Hoot, with it s wonderfully developed array of the most interesting characters I ve seen since The Importance of Being Earnest, goes beyond the story of Roy Edberhart if that s how you spell it , Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice Leep in their struggle against the building of a Mother Paula s Pancake house Behind it s lighthearted and often joking facade the book is a window into the rapid destruction of Florida wildlife in o [...]

    2. I give thanks for authors like Carl Hiaasen who write stories that strengthen our youth s conscience and awareness of environmental matters Hoot was Mr Hiaasen s children s book debut, and although it appears targeted for the middle grade children s crowd, I as an adult thoroughly enjoyed it I must note though that I read this with my eleven year old and his enthusiasm was pretty contagious He is slowly but surely devouring each of Mr Hiaasen s novels so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and se [...]

    3. This book is extraordinarily okay It pummels you with okayness The characters Okay The plot Okay The humor Okay The writing A okay Hiassen is masterful in the way he never goes astray, never veers into good, never dips into bad it s a stunning, tour de force of okay If you set out to write a book that was just okay enough to keep reading, but not so good that you actually started to like it, this would be it It honestly couldn t have been okay if it tried Would I recommend it Meh Would I warn y [...]

    4. About what you would expect from a cheesy, feel good YA novel I probably would have rated it higher if I was a teen some YA translates well to adults, not really so much here But, it wasn t bad and I can definitely see myself recommending it to my kids when they are teenagers.

    5. The following review is by my son and padawan Liam I give HOOT 4 and a half stars I liked how there was a mysterious running boy called Mullet Fingers I liked how Mullet Fingers and Beatrice are related I like how Roy tricked Dana into thinking there were cigarettes in a trailer and that he stepped in the mouse traps.I disliked that the ending kind of left you hanging I also didn t like that the story is called Hoot and you don t figure out the title until the very end.I would definitely recomme [...]

    6. Mullet fingers just escaped from his parents and know he is trying to save some owls that live in a mothers Paula pancake house terrain that is going to dig the owl s houses and obviously kill those owls Till there you can see it s a dumb and boring stories story but when mullet fingers starts risking his liberty painting the cops cars windows in black and trespassing private property not going to school which is illegal in Florida and escaping from his parents you are obviously in suspense Carl [...]

    7. I love Carl Hiaasen s YA novels and this one was TREMENDOUS Takes place on the Left Coast of FL and has a great cast of characters to love and to dislike I am an old fart 68 ,but I still enjoy a well written YA book and HOOT is definitely one

    8. A barefoot boy called by Mullet Fingers does as much as he can to be in decline of the mother Paula Pancake house construction He knows about some little owls that live there and want them to be safe, since the building will cover their houses Roy a boy that notices Mullet Fingers running one day in the street, starts getting filled with curiosity all related to the boy With great imagery, the author clearly describes the child s point of view throughout the whole tail This story is filled with [...]

    9. This book just kind of fell into my lap when a friend of mine gave it to me with a bunch of other books she was leaving behind as she was moving All she told me was that it was cute, and as I do enjoy YA literature I thought I d give it a try when I had a free evening I was surprised to find it quite an engaging read The plot was clever, the main characters believable, and I very much appreciated the message taught in the bookt so much the environmental message, which was fine, but the message t [...]

    10. As I found this book entertaining for a younger audience it was still an enjoyable story I quite liked how one kid changed the mind of others by showing them the wrong others were doing and did his best to protect the owls that a major company was ignoring because they wanted to build and didn t care what the cost was as long as they got the land It was a powerful message being told here.

    11. I found the book entertaining, but due to the genre it just wasn t an amazing book I found it tolerable and one of the best realistic fiction books I have read, but it is still realistic fiction.

    12. Read as a read aloud to my son so rating is based primarily on the opinion of a six year old I read this with my oldest tiny person and it is now his favorite book ever Although it breaks my heart a small amount that Hoot has usurped Matilda for the top spot, I have to admit, this was the perfect story my son Hoot is set in a small town in Florida and it about being the new kid, making new friends, addressing a school bully, environmental concerns, and how it only takes one person to stand up an [...]

    13. This past week I chose to re read Hoot I remember reading it in Middle School, and I liked it so much that I bought it Although it is an quick read, the topic it touches on means alot to me The tale of 3 kids trying to save an endangered species nests from being bulldozed over by a pancake corporation really makes me want to help out too The story makes me aware of the environment, and makes me question how many real life situations similar to this have occurred, and no one ever knew I believe [...]

    14. First OBOB read for the 2018 season, and this is a great start Hoot is a fast, funny read with elements of mystery and action thrown in The message is spot on with empowering kids to make changes by making the right choices and taking stands This isn t sugar coated either as not every issue can so easily be resolved Great OBOB choice and fun for the whole family.

    15. I don t like this book since I first read it in 6 grade, now I still don t p The plot is not interesting so I only get to finish half of the book

    16. This was such a cute and funny book I read it a few years back Now rereading it I still love it just as much as I did then I d recommend it to anyone and everyone.

    17. Roy moves around a lot because of his dad s job Now that they re in Florida, all Roy can think about is how much better Montana was until he sees a barefoot boy running across town Roy can t get the boy out of his mind Why was he running Why wasn t he wearing any shoes Where was he going So, the next time he sees him from the school bus Roy gets off the bus and chases him down He gets in a lot of trouble, but eventually finds out that the running boy is a classmate s step brother, and that he s [...]

    18. I think that this book was extremely good I think this because the book ended with the three teenagers saving the owls and their environment This book was about, this boy named Roy starting a new school On his first day going on the school bus he noticed a boy running really fast probably faster than the bus barefooted and thats when he stated wondering thinks Then this girl, realized that he was staring at the boy barefooted and told Roy to kept his mouth shut The next day, Roy saw him again an [...]

    19. Meh That s not a descriptor I use very often in a book review, but it seems to fit here Not bad writing is lucid, characters are reasonably interesting, etc But nothing special To my eyes it s a fairly middle of the road juvenile about a frankly overdone subject evil national corporation intends to build a new franchise right on top of the nesting spot of some poor, happless, endangered and, not coincidentally, cute owls Plucky Jr highers fight to stop them Yeah, I ve heard this one It seems to [...]

    20. Funny Silly This is not brilliant writing, but that s a good thing Hiaasen makes good points, some good jokes and some cheesy ones, too , and provides a lot of fun with some serious environmentalism, and we know we need both Good read.

    21. I tried to read this a couple years ago and was not into it at all I kept on reading maybe thinking it was a slow beginning but it wasn t The story was slow Nothing really made me wanting to turn the page I thought this could be a lot better.

    22. We started this and after I had to censor some of the language we decided this is not what I need to be reading to a 6 year old.

    23. The place is coconut cove, Florida Roy Eberhardt has a dad who works for the government, so they move around a lot He recently moved from Montana, and is really missing it Roy was on the bus one day when Dana Matherson, the kid bullying Roy, squishes his face against a window That s when he saw a boy, running extremely fast, with no shoes A few days later Roy is on the bus and see s him again, so he runs of the bus and follows him, But Dana grabs, so he punched him in the face, running off the b [...]

    24. This one was fun It s pretty clear it s a YA book and I do enjoy the ones where that isn t so clear, but there s nothing really wrong with that and it s still well written Also, I did find myself muttering I like you, Stuart You aren t like the other people here in the trailer park.

    25. This book is about the story of a boy, named Roy, trying to stand up for the home of some very small owls Roy stands up against the building of the new pancake house on the home of these owls This was a great read It was full of action and exciting moments I loved the description the author used throughout the whole story It really pictured the town in Florida, Roy lived in I would recommend this book to anyone who loves realistic fiction and really, for anyone who loves to read.

    26. Arguably, the best part of Hoot was that I read it in conjunction with my fifth grade observation classroom It was the focus of their first novel study of the school year I enjoyed jumping into chapters with them each week, and it was interesting to see where in the narrative the teacher would pause and draw attention I particularly adored when we did EEKK, so I could hear the young voices of the characters read by authentic young voices Hoot in itself was a solid book for the grade level 5.8 , [...]

    27. This book was a great book I reccomend this book to people who like mystery books and the reason I liked this book was because it was very interesting and did not take a while to get into The thing I did not like was how it was leaving you on a cliffhanger The main character was Sam and he did not like the bully on his bus and the girl named beatrice was also kind of being a big jerk too He sees a random homeless kid on the street and got out and started chasing him then he meets him Then he goe [...]

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