This story takes place in Florida, far far away in a town called Coconut Groove. In a school bus going to Trace Middle School, sits Roy Eberhardt. Then comes in our hated antagonist, Dana Matherson who starts strangling him. Yes, you read it. Strangle. Still with the difficulty Roy was feeling, he managed to look at his left and find a boy barefooted running on the street. Well, you couldn't blame curiosity for never leavin us alone.
At school, Roy isn't that kid you'd expect to be popular. He was just that new kid at school who wanted to blend in with the others. He had a best friend - or should I say only friend, who was quite his opposite. He was a skateboarder, a popular kid, and a fart sounding machine. Say hello to Garrett. And Roy, on the other hand, had great parents. They weren't perfect, but they, as his family, wasn't as bad as school. Roy's mom likes yoga and is super protective of Roy. Roy's dad works in the federal Department of Justice and is more helpful with Roy solving mysteries unlike his mom.
At a soon to rise pancake house located at Coconut Groove, are baby owls that will die because of the construction. The boy who was barefooted wanted to save the owls, and Beatrice Leep, a schoolmate of Roy, is secretly the barefoot boy's stepsister.
Because of Roy's curiosity with the boy, Beatrice becomes his friend and held her stepbrother save all the owls. But how are three children to succeed against the big obstacles, Officer Delinko, Curly, Dana, Leeroy, and Chuck Muckle?
Carl Hiaasen has done a great job. Though there isn't much unusual adventures which involves witches, goblins, fairies, or elves, the normal adventures are still present, and will totally not be missed. But I do have to say that if you want even more unusual weird adventures, you won't like Hoot very much because of some boring points in the story.
Rating: O O O O O
Suggested Age of Readers: 10 years old and above
Genres: Fiction, Young-adult fiction, Children's literature
|Hoot by Carl Hiaasen|