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Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Flush (edition 2010)

by Carl Hiaasen

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Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Info:Yearling (2010), Paperback, 272 pages
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Hiassen does a great job of reflecting life fairly realistically. Nothing feels exaggerated, over-the-top, or forced. The flow of the writing is natural as is the progression of plot. I enjoyed this. ( )
  benuathanasia | May 17, 2017 |
It was really cute I was glad their Grandpa came. I was also glad it was Jasper who burned down the boat, especially because he was trying a Cigar. How gross is that! I also liked the green flash part although I don't believe in it. ( )
  Brinlie.Jill.Searle | Nov 22, 2016 |
Kirkus review: What's a kid to do when his dad's thrown in jail for an unsuccessful act of ecoterrorism? Why, do it better, of course. Readers first meet Noah Underwood in the visiting room of the Florida Keys jail where his father proudly waits for justice to be done to the owner of the Coral Queen, the casino boat that regularly and illegally dumps raw sewage into the bay. Hiaasen surrounds Noah with his usual cast of supporting characters: a stoic little sister, a hard-drinking bleached-blonde bartender with a heart of gold, various thuggish lowlifes and a mysterious figure who appears from the jungle to save the day. The whole here is rather less than the sum of its parts, as the plot takes some time to take off and Noah's first-person narration necessarily limits the loony heights (or depths) Hiaasen can attain in plumbing the psyches of his villains. But Noah's determination and sense of right comes straight from the author's heart, and readers will cheer as he and his cohorts scuttle once and for all the activities of the Coral Queen.

Lib notes: some curse words.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Summary: The book, Flush, is about a boy Noah and his father. Noah's father tries to sink a ship because they are dumping waste into the ocean. Unfortunately, Noah's father is arrested and put into jail. Noah and his little sister Abbey devise a plan to catch the people on the Coral Queen. Eventually, they catch them dumping the waste and Noah and Abbey are able to get their father out of jail.

Personal Reflection: I did think Carl Hiaasen's book, Hoot was better than Flush but I do like the message of Flush.

Classroom Extension: This would be a good book to use as a lesson on environmental safety or recycling. We could do a recycling drive thought the school. ( )
  Lauryn1025 | Oct 25, 2015 |
This realistic fiction was about a boy named Noah who's father is passionate about the environment. Noah's father attempts to sink a cruise ship, the Coral Queen, for dumping human waste into the ocean. Noah's father is caught and put into jail. Noah and his sister and a couple other sidekicks decide that this isn't acceptable and that his father deserves justice and that the Coral Queen should be stopped. While avoiding his bully form school Noah devises a plan to catch them red handed dumping the waste. Eventually they are caught and Noah's dad is let out of prison. ( )
  sommerkirk | Apr 19, 2015 |
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Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor–which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much–his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate–but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.

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With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

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