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Hoot
Hoot
Author: Carl Hiaasen
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440421702
ISBN-10: 0440421705
Publication Date: 3/14/2006
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
This one is a Hoot! Written for young adults, however, older readers with an intact sense of humor should also enjoy. Great story!
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The reason Hoot is so famous is because it takes you through the adventures of a boy who is just like us. This is no fantasy book about saving the world. The problems are actually real everyday problems, and I liked how the author weaved in the whole problem with the owls and the pancake house. It was a really original book.
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Helpful Score: 1
very simple plot...current movie....easy read...enjoyable book
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good book but it jumps around alot so i was a little anoyed becouse i would be at a good part but than it would go to a diffrent person but deffinately this book is a good read.
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A contemporary children's novel with elements of mystery, adventure, and personal development: the characters are distinctive, concerned, and limited (not superheroes) like all of us; the premise of an endangered burrowing owl is timely; the fictional corporation is profit driven (duh); and the resolution is satisfying. For parts of this a certain amount of "suspended disbelief" is needed, but it's a novel. If your political perspective is very conservative the corporation-as-villain will probably annoy you, but if you can take it as ONE business not a representative of all businesses the book works. It could serve for classroom use to raise discussions on different viewpoints on endangered species and on several topics related to personal development.

This is a good read with plenty of action. At the same time, Carl Hiaasen is very effective in his children's novels in featuring environmental and economic issues without being didactic. You can read his books for the plot and the characters, but many children will appreciate the opportunity to begin thinking about some contemporary issues involved in their settings or their actions. (If you haven't read any of his books, I'd suggest you start with Flush.)
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reviewed Hoot on + 4 more book reviews
I thought this book was great and suspenseful. I will read it over and over.
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Very good book, action packed, story about saving the owl.
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Nice book for middle graders.

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