Hoot Author:Carl Hiaasen 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... more » 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.« less
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The reason Hoot is so famous is because it takes you through the adventures of a boy who is just like us. This is no fantasy book about saving the world. The problems are actually real everyday problems, and I liked how the author weaved in the whole problem with the owls and the pancake house. It was a really original book.