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Hoot is an awesome book about friendship and the unbelievable greed from people in this world. The owls living under ground are a perfect example of what people would destroy for money. I read it in fifth grade and let me warn you that there were some swear words in this book but it helps the reader relate to back then because back then, that language was okay. But yes, a definite must read.
The book “Hoot” is a fantastic choice for kids of all ages. Despite the general recommendation from the author of children from 9 to 12, the storyline and writing are suitable for all ages. Without coming on too strong, the book tells a story with multiple strong elements in it, and eventually, they all tie together very strongly. The book talks about several important themes in the modern world, like animal cruelty and corporate greed, but does it in a way that succeeds in both delivering the ideas lightly and introducing new readers into the new, more advanced themes. There are emotional highs and lows in the book, and it delivers a well-written ending that finishes the intertwined storylines very well and leaves the reader satisfied. Overall, this book is one of the best books that I have ever read and is a choice that is worth it for sure. I give this book a rating of 5/5, and I highly recommend it to anyone that is either beginning to branch into higher-level literacy, to high-level readers looking for something fun and well-done! @wlgcwm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.
An okay read. I do like the fact that it exposes kids to environmental issues. Our library shelves this in the Young Adult section, and in some ways it fits there - the environmental slant of the story, especially the concept of the Environmental Impact Statement. But overall, I felt like this was geared more toward younger kids, with the bully and the classmate who does fake fart sounds, etc.
Very interesting story about these tiny owls that live in holes in the ground in Florida, and how fragile their habitat is.
i really loved this book it was action packed, and full of adventure!
Its a good book......... I choose this book for my summer reading project.. Saw the movie too.
I liked this book because it's funny and there is a lot of problem solving.
Read this book in fourth grade, then watched the movie in sixth grade, and read the book again in seventh grade. Needless to say, I was pretty hooked onto this book. Hoot is cleverly written out.
This book was the first to get me hooked on wildlife. Then I started reading other Carl Hiaasen's books. Carl Hiaasen showed how age doesn't matter; it's the determination for an impossible-mission that gets you places.
this is such a good book! everything is amazing about it but some of the bad language is unnesisary
hoot is an excellent story about a guy named roy eberhart who tries to save burowing owls from mother paulas pancake house.Will he do so or will mother paulas pancake inc ruin the owls.Roy also is being bullied by dana matherson. Will he make it out of there alive or mot ?Read the book to find out!
A cute mystery story - but I wouldn't have listed the ages as "10 & up". I think there is a bit too much unsavoury language for kids that young. I purchased these for my turning-10 neice's birthday, but I'll be returning them to Chapters after reading the library's copies for myself. I'm copying this note to Hiaasen's Flush also as I felt the same about the age range for that one.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. It's an outstanding read, deffinetly 5 star. It makes me think about the environment a lot and its amazing how hiaasen is able to fit a real global problem into a fictional children's book. I HIGHLY recommend this book, its AMAZING AS FOR THE MOVIE TOO.
This is one of my fav. books of ALL TIME. There's no romance or anything, I'll tell you now. It's really suspenseful, and you can really relate to the characters - okay, maybe you wouldn't do what they do, but you can easily understand why. I HIGHLY recommend this. But then again...I'm just a 13-year-old girl... Hope that helped!! :) <3