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Hoot (Newbery Honor Book)
Hoot - Newbery Honor Book
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: 9780375821813
ISBN-10: 0375821813
Publication Date: 9/10/2002
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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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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This is an excellent pre-teen book. It is very funny and the action keeps them turning the pages. It contains good messages about peer pressure, the importance of looking into your own heart and finding the answers, and corporate and environmental responsbility all in a wonderfully hilarious book!
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Great book!
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My daughter has read this book several times. Carl Hiaasen's wit in his other books for adults is also in this 1st book for children. It is a main selection of the Children's-Book-Of-The-Month-Club.


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