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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
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Apr 13, 11

Read in March, 2010

“Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen is a John Newberry Silver Medal Winner and a hoot to read. A young boy, Roy Eberhard, is the new kid in town. He just moved from the cold mountains of Montana to Coconut Grove Florida, my home town. He misses his home and friends and when he is going to school on the school bus has a run in with the school bully, Dan Matherson. Here is where the adventure begins, while his face is smashed up against the window, he sees a boy running down the sidewalk barefoot. He soon discovers that the boy is homeless and his name is Mullet Fingers, and he does life by his own rules.

Soon Roy is involved in helping Mullet Fingers stop the destruction of a wooded hammock where rare Owls live in nests in the ground. A large corporation has purchased the property and will do anything to build a pancake house and hide the truth of the defenseless birds.

The book is funny and a light read. I highly recommend the book, it is a page turner to find out what is going to happen next.
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