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Hoot (2002)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Cute kid's book. Funny to see Hiaasen writing with a bit less edge (understatement). I enjoyed it, but won't go out of my way to read it again. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 20, 2014 |
I really liked Hoot and the way that the book felt as I progressed through the chapters. The plot of the story is a really good lay out that actively involves the reader with realistic detail. The way the story progresses around main character Roy follows realistic thinking patterns and action behavior which really had me interested in the book. Another aspect I liked about the book was the character development. The main character is the new kid on the block and has to make new friendships, struggling as any normal person would in his situation, leaving a realistic opinion of the boy. ( )
  mduval7 | Oct 15, 2014 |
I had a blast reading this book :o) ( )
  TBones | Oct 13, 2014 |
I found this book to be very interesting! You rarely read books about children trying to save animals. Therefore, this book can teach children a lot about animal cruelty. Children can also make a personal meaning from this book. Many students can relate to the book because the main character in this book, named Roy, just moved from to this town and is already facing hardships, which is bullying for him. The central message in this book is friendship. Beatrice, Roy, and Beatrice's brother all come together despite their differences in order to save the miniature owls that live underground.

Summary: Roy just moved to a new town. He has to get used to everything being new while also being bullied by a boy named Dana. On the bus, he sees a random boy without shoes running. One day, he decides to follow the boy but ends up losing him. His sister, named Beatrice, who attends the same school as Roy confronts him. She tells him to mind his own business. However, Roy was too curious about the boy. Beatrice tells Roy that the boy is her brother who does not live at home. He soon finds out that Beatrice's brother vandalizes an empty lot that will soon be a new pancake house. He's vandalizing the empty lot because there's currently miniature owls that live underground there. Beatrice and Roy join Beatrice's brother to save the owls and stop the pancake house from being built. They work together to find evidence that the owls are still living underground there in order to stop the pancake house project. ( )
  ahanch1 | Oct 7, 2014 |
This book is about Mullet Fingers who is Beatrice's stepbrother and Roy who is the curios person who wants to know who Mullet Fingers is. This book is set in present day and takes place at a construction site, near coconut cove in Florida. the story is about saving some burrowing owls from being bulldozed down on the new pancake place called Mother Paula's All American Pancake House. The kids have to try to stop a guy named Curly from killing the owls and there joined by Mother Paula. Mullet Fingers runs away from military school and teams up with his sister sister Beatrice. they don't tell any one about it because they don't want him to go back to military school. Stopping the kids from the owls is the vice President of the Pancake House company, called Chuck Muckle.
I like this book because there is a lot of enthusiasm throughout the book. The author wanted people to care about the environment and the animals in nature. The book taught me about creatures that I didn't even know about. The book had a bully who picked on kids on the school bus. I learned new words that I didn't understand until I kept reading. This book was so interesting that I want to keep reading his books. ( )
  ChloeB.G1 | Sep 13, 2014 |
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Pat Tate (Carousel 23 (Spring 2003))
Roy Eberhardt is being bullied by Dana Matherson, mainly because he is the new boy who has just moved to the school in Florida from Montana. A refreshingly different tale because Roy resolutely refuses to give in to the bully, and as a result of this positive stand he sees something mysterious which develops into an intriguing story. There is a connection with the tantalising title and cover and the delightful humour, together with the lovably quirky characters in this special novel, is most satisfying. My heart warmed to the policeman who fell asleep in his patrol car, and woke to find someone had painted all the windows black. The book feels very American but young readers will cope with the slight cultural differences, which may well enhance their enjoyment of the tale.
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Nicholas Tucker (Books for Keeps No. 140, May 2003)
Hiaasen must be the most entertaining environmental author there has yet been. Now addressing a younger audience for the first time, his latest passionate but also very funny novel jogs along paths already familiar to fans of his previous adult eco-thrillers. Set in his beloved but continuously over-developed state of Florida, this story features a wild boy out to defeat a Pancake company from building on land dwelt in by rare burrowing owls. Up against him are Curly, the grumpy, bald site foreman, Officer Delinko, an unfortunate policeman, and Chuck E Muckle, company chairman and ruthless entrepreneur. All this is witnessed by Roy, a new boy in the area who is also the target of his school's chief bully. How everything finally works out is a joy to behold, with enough one-liners to keep any reader happy long after the event. Category: 10-14 Middle/Secondary. Rating: ***** (Unmissable). ...., Macmillan, 288pp, D9.99 pbk. Ages 10 to 14.
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Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the universe. Because if it wasn't for Dana Matherson...

In his first novel for a younger audience, Carl Hiaasen (Basket Case, etc.) plunges readers right into the middle of an ecological mystery, made up of endangered miniature owls, the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House scheduled to be built over their burrows, and the owls' unlikely allies--three middle school kids determined to beat the screwed-up adult system. Hiaasen's tongue is firmly in cheek as he successfully cuts his slapstick sense of humor down to kid-size. Sure to be a hoot, er, hit with middle school mystery fans. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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