Marielle's Reviews > Hoot
Dec 09, 2008
A barefoot boy called by "Mullet Fingers" does as much as he can to be in decline of the mother Paula Pancake house construction. He knows about some little owls that live there and want them to be safe, since the building will cover their houses. Roy a boy that notices Mullet Fingers running one day in the street, starts getting filled with curiosity all related to the boy. With great imagery, the author clearly describes the child's point of view throughout the whole tail. This story is filled with action describing what the barefoot boy does in the point of view of Roy, Roy parents, Dana Matherson (Roy's bully), Curly, Officer Delinko & other characters. Hiaasen uses great techniques one can clearly notice along the book. Word Choice rocks in Hoot! "Roy zipped through his homework" is one of the statements that Carl uses instead of just saying he was done with homework rapidly, which makes it sound boring. Also, he said " Roy dazzled with exitement & joy", instead of simply stating he was really happy. I also liked how he said " Mullet Fingers, dying of ferocity but strength" instead of just saying he was really angry and brave. I adore and admire this authors way of writing and way of persuading me to reading more. I recommend this book to all that care about nature and the environment. Way to go Carl Hiassen, this book was exceptionally marvelous!
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