Roy Eberhardt has recently arrived in Florida. They move a lot, so he's used to the new-kid drill. But if it weren't for getting his face smashed into the schoolbus window, Roy might never have spotted the first interesting thing he'd seen in Florida . . ....Continua
A children's book with a good moral story. Fine. But not for people over 13. Forced to read by the school.
Hoot is a story about environmental protection and conflict between adults and children.
The story starts with Roy, who have just moved to Florida, co-incidentally saw a boy like his age running along the street with bare foot. Sensing a mystery, he went to find out the boy.
As the result, he didn't just find out the boy, but also the big mystery behind him: the construction of Mother Paula pancake house and the owls.
The book mainly focusing on the conflict between the adults and children. The plot is simple but realistic. It has compared the naive but real nature of children and the complicated mind of adults. That's the reason why parents and children can't communicate well, and that is what the story wanted to show to us. The author have fully shown this point with this simple story.
The book is both suitable for adults and children. For children, it's a simple and short enough story for them. It doesn't contain confusing and deep meaning behind, but simple message: Environmental protection, and the usual conflict between them and their parents, which happens to them nearly everyday. They may really have the sympathy with the main characters. For adults, they can really think of the problem of the ways they communicate with children.
I have read other books by Hiassen directed at adults. They were hilarious, and this one was as well. Hiassen will appeal to mischeivious middle school and maybe high school boys. The boys in the story are mischeivious for a good cause to save burrowing owls in a small town in Florida. I listened to it and read it depending on what I had time for. The reader was Chad Lowe. He was ok, but I think someone else might have been better....Continua