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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 bus, carried no books, and -- here's the odd part -- wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart...
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Overview

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 bus, carried no books, and -- here's the odd part -- wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.

Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen's Florida.

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Basket Case and other hilarious Floridian capers, serves up a high-spirited fight for the environment in his first work aimed at younger audiences.

The site of Coconut Cove's future Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House is experiencing a slight problem: survey stakes removed, alligators in the port-a-potties, and painted-over patrol cars. But who's behind the clever vandalism and pranks? New Florida resident Roy Eberhardt isn't aware of these goings-on, but he has often noticed a barefoot boy running down the street faster than anything. His curiosity piqued, Roy starts to inquire around and even follows the boy once, only to be told by Beatrice Leep, a.k.a. Beatrice the Bear, to mind his own business. Despite Beatrice's warning and plenty of bullying from the lunkheaded Dana Matherson, Roy follows the boy, whose name is Mullet Fingers, one day and winds up in the middle of an ecological mission to save a parliament of burrowing owls from being bulldozed.

Full of colorful, well-developed characters, Hoot is a quick-witted adventure that will keep readers hooked. With down-to-earth Roy, dumbfounded Officer Delinko, and construction site manager Curly -- along with other head-shaking morons and uplifting heroes -- the author delivers an appealing cast of characters that keep the plot twisting and turning until the highly charged ending. Another zany trip to the Sunshine State for Hiaasen fans, this rewarding ecological adventure should keep readers young and old hooting with laughter. Matt Warner

Publishers Weekly
"With a Florida setting and pro-environment, anti-development message, Hiaasen returns to familiar turf for his first novel for young readers," wrote PW. "Several suspenseful scenes, along with dollops of humor, help make this quite a hoot indeed." Ages 10-up. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From The Critics
Roy Eberhardt's most recent move has taken him from the mountains of Montana to the flatlands of Florida. "Disney World is an armpit," he states unhappily, "compared to Montana." On the first day of school, he meets Dana Matherson... rather he meets Dana's fist during a bus ride brawl. While pressed against the school bus window, Roy spots a running boy. This boy is carrying no backpack, and oddly enough, is wearing no shoes! Desperate to find some action in Florida, Roy trails the barefoot runner. As a friendship with the mysterious boy develops, Roy becomes involved in an attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from the construction of the new "Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House." In his telling of Roy's story, popular author Carl Hiassen creates a character who is not only believable, but extremely likeable. The story is told in a way that gives the reader insight into Roy's thoughts, actions, and rationale. Hiassen captures our interest as he manages to show how young Roy can be obedient, caring, and unconventional — all at the same time. 2002, Alfred A. Knopf, 292 pp., Webster
KLIATT
Hiaasen, a columnist for the Miami Herald and the author of many best-selling novels for adults about the wild and wacky side of the state of Florida, offers a hoot of a read here in his first novel for YAs. Roy is the new kid in town, a student at Trace Middle School in Coconut Cove. From the school bus window, as a bully is harassing him, Roy spots a barefoot boy his age running by, and he becomes intrigued. Roy follows the boy, and gradually learns that he is involved in trying to protect the nesting site of some rare burrowing owls. This site is currently an empty lot that is about to be turned into a pancake house by a corporate executive called Chuck Muckle, with the assistance of a bald foreman called Curly. Adventures and misadventures ensue—alligators pop up in portable potties and a tough girl takes a bite out of Roy's bike tire—before Roy works out a way to get revenge on the bully and help the barefoot boy save the owls. My 14-year-old daughter read this and liked it, calling it "clever and funny" and commenting "it was interesting how the plots came together." Hiaasen's trademark over-the-top humor and satire, along with his concern for safeguarding Florida's wildlife, come through clearly and will entertain readers. Here's hoping he continues to write for YAs. Recommended for junior high school students.
— Paula Rohrlick; KLIATT
School Library Journal
Packed with quirky characters and improbable plot twists, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers is entertaining but ultimately not very memorable. Fans of the author's adult novels will find trademark elements-including environmental destruction, corrupt politicians, humorous situations, and a Florida setting-all viewed through the eyes of a middle-school student. Roy Eberhardt has just moved with his family to Coconut Cove. He immediately becomes the target of a particularly dense bully who tries to strangle him on the school bus. Roy seems more concerned, however, with discovering the identity of a running, barefoot boy he spots through the window of the bus. Meanwhile, plans to build a pancake house on a vacant lot are derailed when someone vandalizes the construction site. The two story lines come together when Roy discovers that the runaway boy is disrupting the construction to save a group of burrowing owls. Roy must help his new friend, nicknamed Mullet Fingers, as well as fend off the bully and adapt to life in Florida. The story is silly at times but rarely laugh-out-loud funny, and there are several highly unlikely scenes. Also, it wraps up a little too neatly-Roy's classmates join him to protest the construction project, his father finds the missing environmental impact report, and the owls are saved. While Roy is a sympathetic protagonist, few of the other characters are well developed. Students looking for humorous, offbeat characters and situations will probably prefer Louis Sachar's Holes (Farrar, 1998) or books by Daniel Pinkwater.-Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
“It seems unlikely that the master of noir-tinged, surrealistic black humor would write a novel for young readers. And yet, there has always been something delightfully juvenile about Hiaasen’s imagination; beneath the bent cynicism lurks a distinctly 12-year-old cackle. In this thoroughly engaging tale of how middle schooler Roy Eberhardt, new kid in Coconut Cove, learns to love South Florida, Hiaasen lets his inner kid run rampant, both the subversive side that loves to see grown-ups make fools of themselves and the righteously indignant side, appalled at the mess being made of our planet. The story is full of offbeat humor, buffoonish yet charming supporting characters, and genuinely touching scenes of children enjoying the wildness of nature. He deserves a warm welcome into children’s publishing.”—Booklist

“A wonderful tour-de-force.”—The Boston Globe

“A rollicking, righteous story.”—The Miami Herald

“You don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy it.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Yes, it is a hoot.”—The Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375821813
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/10/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 269,055
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is the author of many bestselling novels for adults, including Sick Puppy and Basket Case. He also writes a column for the Miami Herald.

Biography

When one thinks of the classics of pulp fiction, certain things -- gruff, amoral antiheroes, unflinching nihilism, and a certain melodramatic self-seriousness -- inevitably come to mind. However, the novels of Carl Hiaasen completely challenge these pulpy conventions. While the pulp of yesteryear seems forever chiseled in an almost quaint black and white world, Hiaasen's books vibrate with vivid color. They are veritable playgrounds for wild characters that flout clichés: a roadkill-eating ex-governor, a bouncer/assassin who takes care of business with a Weed Wacker, a failed alligator wrestler named Sammy Tigertail. Furthermore, Hiaasen infuses his absurdist stories with a powerful dose of social and political awareness, focusing on his home turf of South Florida with an unflinching keenness.

Hiaasen was born and raised in South Florida. During the 1970s, he got his start as a writer working for Cocoa Today as a public interest columnist. However, it was his gig as an investigative reporter for The Miami Herald that provided him with the fundamentals necessary for a career in fiction. "I'd always wanted to write books ever since I was a kid," Hiaasen told Barnes & Noble.com. "To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills -- you learn to listen, you learn to take notes -- everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels."

Hiaasen made the transition from journalism to fiction in 1981 with the help of fellow reporter Bill Montalbano. Hiaasen and Montalbano drew upon all they had learned while covering the Miami beat in their debut novel Powder Burn, a sharp thriller about the legendary Miami cocaine trade, which the New York Times declared an "expertly plotted novel." The team followed up their debut with two more collaborative works before Hiaasen ventured out on his own with Tourist Season, an offbeat murder mystery that showcased the author's idiosyncratic sense of humor.

From then on, Hiaasen's sensibility has grown only more comically absurd and more socially pointed, with a particular emphasis on the environmental exploitation of his beloved home state. In addition to his irreverent and howlingly funny thrillers (Double Whammy, Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, etc), he has released collections of his newspaper columns (Kick Ass, Paradise Screwed) and penned children's books (Hoot, Flush). With his unique blend of comedy and righteousness ("I can't be funny without being angry."), the writer continues to view hallowed Florida institutions -- from tourism to real estate development -- with a decidedly jaundiced eye. As Kirkus Reviews has wryly observed, Hiassen depicts "...the Sunshine State as the weirdest place this side of Oz."

Good To Know

Perhaps in keeping with his South Floridian mindset, Hiaasen keeps snakes as housepets. He says on his web site, "They're clean and quiet. You give them rodents and they give you pure, unconditional indifference."

Hiaasen is also a songwriter: He's co-written two songs, "Seminole Bingo" and "Rottweiler Blues", with Warren Zevon for the album Mutineer. In turn, Zevon recorded a song based on the lyrics Hiaasen had written for a dead rock star character in Basket Case.

In Hiaasen's novel Nature Girl, he gets the opportunity to deal with a long-held fantasy. "I'd always fantasized about tracking down one of these telemarketing creeps and turning the tables -- phoning his house every night at dinner, the way they hassle everybody else," he explains on his web site. "In the novel, my heroine takes it a whole step farther. She actually tricks the guy into signing up for a bogus ‘ecotour' in Florida, and then proceeds to teach him some manners. Or tries."

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    1. Hometown:
      Tavernier, Florida
    1. Education:
      Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Hoot


By Carl Hiaasen

Random House

Carl Hiaasen
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0739331752


Chapter One

Roy would not have noticed the strange boy if it weren't for Dana Matherson, because Roy ordinarily didn't look out the window of the school bus. He preferred to read comics and mystery books on the morning ride to Trace Middle.

But on this day, a Monday (Roy would never forget), Dana Matherson grabbed Roy's head from behind and pressed his thumbs into Roy's temple, as if he were squeezing a soccer ball. The older kids were supposed to stay in the back of the bus, but Dana had snuck up behind Roy's seat and ambushed him. When Roy tried to wriggle free, Dana mushed his face against the window.

It was then, squinting through the smudged glass, that Roy spotted the strange boy running along the sidewalk. It appeared as if he was hurrying to catch the school bus, which had stopped at a corner to pick up more kids.

The boy was straw-blond and wiry, and his skin was nutbrown from the sun. The expression on his face was intent and serious. He wore a faded Miami Heat basketball jersey and dirty khaki shorts, and here was the odd part: no shoes. The soles of his bare feet looked as black as barbecue coals.

Trace Middle School didn't have the world's strictest dress code, but Roy was pretty sure that some sort of footwear was required. The boy might have been carrying sneakers in his backpack, if only he'd been wearing a backpack. No shoes, no backpack, no books-strange, indeed, on a school day.

Roy was sure that the barefoot boy would catch all kinds of grief from Dana and the other big kids once he boarded the bus, but that didn't happen....

Because the boy kept running-past the corner, past the line of students waiting to get on the bus; past the bus itself. Roy wanted to shout, "Hey, look at that guy!" but his mouth wasn't working so well. Dana Matherson still had him from behind, pushing his face against the window.

As the bus pulled away from the intersection, Roy hoped to catch another glimpse of the boy farther up the street. However, he had turned off the sidewalk and was now cutting across a private yard-running very fast, much faster than Roy could run and maybe even faster than Richard, Roy's best friend back in Montana. Richard was so fast that he got to work out with the high school track squad when he was only in seventh grade.

Dana Matherson was digging his fingernails into Roy's scalp, trying to make him squeal, but Roy barely felt a thing. He was gripped with curiosity as the running boy dashed through one neat green yard after another, getting smaller in Roy's vision as he put a wider distance between himself and the school bus.

Roy saw a big pointy-eared dog, probably a German shepherd, bound off somebody's porch and go for the boy. Incredibly, the boy didn't change his course. He vaulted over the dog, crashed through a cherry hedge, and then disappeared from view.

Roy gasped.

"Whassamatter, cowgirl? Had enough?"

This was Dana, hissing in Roy's right ear. Being the new kid on the bus, Roy didn't expect any help from the others. The "cowgirl" remark was so lame, it wasn't worth getting mad about. Dana was a well-known idiot, on top of which he outweighed Roy by at least fifty pounds. Fighting back would have been a complete waste of energy.

"Had enough yet? We can't hear you, Tex." Dana's breath smelled like stale cigarettes. Smoking and beating up smaller kids were his two main hobbies.

"Yeah, okay," Roy said impatiently. "I've had enough."

As soon as he was freed, Roy lowered the window and stuck out his head. The strange boy was gone.

Who was he? What was he running from?

Roy wondered if any of the other kids on the bus had seen what he'd seen. For a moment he wondered if he'd really seen it himself.

That same morning, a police officer named David Delinko was sent to the future site of another Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House. It was a vacant lot at the corner of East Oriole and Woodbury, on the eastern edge of town.

Officer Delinko was met by a man in a dark blue pickup truck. The man, who was as bald as a beach ball, introduced himself as Curly. Officer Delinko thought the bald man must have a good sense of humor to go by such a nickname, but he was wrong. Curly was cranky and unsmiling.

"You should see what they done," he said to the policeman.

"Who?"

"Follow me," the man called Curly said.

Officer Delinko got in step behind him. "The dispatcher said you wanted to report some vandalism."

"That's right," Curly grunted over his shoulder.

The policeman couldn't see what there was to be vandalized on the property, which was basically a few acres of scraggly weeds. Curly stopped walking and pointed at a short piece of lumber on the ground. A ribbon of bright pink plastic was tied to one end of the stick. The other end was sharpened and caked with gray dirt.

Curly said, "They pulled 'em out."

"That's a survey stake?" asked Officer Delinko.

"Yep. They yanked 'em out of the ground, every damn one.

"Probably just kids."

"And then they threw'em every which way," Curly said, waving a beefy arm, "and then they filled in the holes."

"That's a little weird," the policeman remarked. "When did this happen?"

"Last night or early this morning," Curly said. "Maybe it don't look like a big deal, but it's gonna take a while to get the site marked out again. Meantime, we can't start clearin' or gradin' or nuthin'. We got backhoes and dozers already leased, and now they gotta sit. I know it don't look like the crime of the century, but still-"

"I understand," said Officer Delinko. "What's your estimate of the monetary damage?"

"Damage?"

"Yes. So I can put it in my report." The policeman picked up the survey stake and examined it. "It's not really broken, is it?"

"Well, no-"

"Were any of them destroyed?" asked Officer Delinko. "How much does one of these things cost-a buck or two?"

The man called Curly was losing his patience. "They didn't break none of the stakes," he said gruffly.

"Not even one?" The policeman frowned. He was trying to figure out what to put in his report. You can't have vandalism without monetary damages, and if nothing on the property was broken or defaced....

"What I'm tryin' to explain," Curly said irritably, "it's not that they messed up the survey stakes, it's them screwing up our whole construction schedule. That's where it'll cost some serious bucks."


From the Hardcover edition.


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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    A great story!

    This is a great book and a fun story to read. It should be in every classroom and children should read this one snuggled up in bed at night. There are great characters and a fun story line. It shows you that even children can have opinions and make a difference! The baby owls will be killed because of the construction that is moving in to make a pancake house. How will the community, specifically the kids help these small helpless creatures. This is a book that you don't want to miss. The movie is good, the book is better.

    27 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!

    Hoot is such a classic book. I recomend it for all ages. Just saying listen to a ten year old.

    17 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    Sweet book read it

    Mother Paula's pancake house owners want to build a new pancake house the only problem is the owls are in the ground where they want to build it! The Owls are going to get killed. Who and how will they save them? In Carl Hiaasen's book Hoot these are all primary questions. Roy is a curious, interesting, and brave character, but when he has to risk his freedom and break the law its going to take more than being brave. There is also a strange, mysterious, and environment loving character named Mullet.
    Now Roy and Mullet are on a mission to save the owls but how? It would be hard to prove the owls exist but what if they can delay the pancake houses start of the building process. So Roy and Mullet thought of a brilliant idea, what if they vandalized the construction site, risky but saving the owls is definitely more important.
    Readers will be craving for more Hoot a heartwarming, bittersweat story that any young reader will love. Hiaasen did a great job on this book winning the Newberry Honor.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Hoot

    Hoot by Carl Hiassen.
    Hoot Is a Intresting, Intense, brain- igniting book, full of intresting events, like when Roy's Daad works for the government, and he still his friend, illegaly go destroy a building site for Mother Paula's All americnan pancake house, to save the owl's. He tries to tell the company that there is a endangerd breed of animals on their property that they will kill, but they just recive a cheesy letter in the mail. Although this book is great because no matter what they have to do, nothing will stop them from saving those Owl's.

    When the law gets involved, there are so many distractions to make their cause. They have guards and police, and dogs gaurding the construction site, which is making saving the owl's get in the way of saving the owl's

    11 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    A Huge Disappointment

    They make it into a movie. It wins a bunch of awards. Gee, you think, it must be a great book. Well, you're entirely wrong there. First of all, Carl Hiassen's poor attempts at humor are--well, poor. there really isn't much funny about this book unless you are about eight-years-old. Second, the story was completely ridiculous. Who ever heard of someone trying to illegally build a restaurant over land inhabited by an endangered species and being stopped by a schoolboy who figures out because he sees some random kid running around without shoes? Come on! Let's be a little more realistic. In addition, the only well-developed character was Roy, the protagonist. Every other character was very poorly created and not memorable in any of the ways that Hiassen would have liked them to be (for example: Beatrice the Bear? Pathetic.). Overall, this book was not even worth reading. One of the biggest disappointments I've ever had in a book.

    10 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Amazing Book!

    I love Hoot because it tells the story of a boy who moves a lot and is bullied on the bus because he has come from Montana, and I guess it's just that nobody wants to hang out with the new kid. I get that. I move a lot too, so this story is easy to relate to. I think most people can relate to it, and I recomend it highly.

    P.S. Hit Yes below if this was helpful to you (I hope it was)

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

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    I like this book alot everyone should check it out. [?]

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2009

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    good book overall

    this book is about a boy named roy who lives in sunny california he just move from montana where he had to leave alof his friends.Now he has to deal with all sort of problems the three major are 1: dana matherson is a big fat bully that smokes cigarrates and is now picking on roy how will he ever get rid of him answer:read the book. 2:there is a strange boy he sees running and he thinks its odd because he had no shoes and backpack sp he discovers his ame is mullet fingers and he is trying to solve a prromblem with somelittle owls that are about as tall as a bear can.answer:read the book! 3:roy has to choose between his heart and his brains his heart tells him to help mullet fingers to save the owls his brain tells him to do what is right and just ignore the owls.answer:read the book

    this is a really good book and i think evrybody should read it . it took me 2days and a half to read this 234 page book.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Number one

    This book is the best book ever

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Paigeywaigey

    This book was amazing i wish the ending......i wish there was no ending. I loved this book and scat it is amazing read this book and don't listen to HHAATTEERRRSSS (HATERS) i loved it!!

    Reviwed by: Paige

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    A GOOD BOOK

    What i think about the book is that it is a very touching book it understands me somtimes it reaches out and make me apart of the story i rwally reslly recomrnd it to any one at all

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Awesome!

    Best book ever! Loved the hillarious houmor, and the details! Wish it never ended! Definitly recommand it to all readers! Amazing! I LOVE Carl Hiassen! His books are the very best! :)

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    nooo, thank you, PLZ!!!!

    i DO NOT recomend it. Movie: HUGE SNORE Book: BOOR-RINGGG!!!!!!!!!!!


    P.S: i vote 0 stars.

    6 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

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    Highly NOT recomended- Don't read it

    This book it terrible. The literature is so dry and dull.The author decided that in the middle of each chapter to change to a character who you didn't know who it was until a page later and by that time you would already be on a different character. This book wasn't exciting or even remotly tollerable. I had to read it for an assignment and I had to FORCE myself to read it. I wouldn't recomend it to my worst enemy or you. The book was dreadful.

    6 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    You might have to save a forest, but I have to save you from this book.

    By the first three chapters, I had fell asleep. And it wasn't because I was tired, it was because the book was poor and boring.For most books thier movie is worse than their book. Not in this case.The author did a poor job for describbing things, i couldn't picture it at all! Most kids might just pick this book up because it has a owl on it, don't let that fool you! This is one of the worst books i have read. To find a good book go down and look in my recommended books!

    5 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Good

    Hoot is really good.When you first start reading it , you get pulled in. You should REALLLLLYYYYYYYY GET IT!!!!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    HOOT HOOT

    It sounds like a great book!!!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    hi

    Hi I do not hoot for this book. Ha Ha Ha

    4 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!!

    This book is one of my favorites. It is so great that I read it all in two days. You must read it. If ypi loke animals than you will love lots of his books such as Scat, Flush, and Chomp. Press buy it well worth your money!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    wow!!!

    This books a great read for any age. Each charecter is different and complex. Couldn't stop reading.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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