Difference between revisions of "Social Issues and Satire (young adult fiction)"

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[Hoot by Carl Hiaasen]

  • Roy Eberhardt is new to South Florida, and so far, he's unimpressed. He hasn't made any friends, and Dana Matherson, the school bus bully, is making matters worse. Roy finally finds something to interest him when he spots a boy running away from the school bus. Intrigued, Roy follows the boy. Roy learns that the boy is trying to stop the construction of a pancake house. It's not long before Roy is involved in an environmental protest, complete with burrowing owls, alligators, poisonous snakes, Rottweilers, a cranky construction boss, the police, a girl named Beatrice Leep, and the mysterious boy known only as Mullet Fingers. It turns out that there's more than enough excitement in Roy's new neighborhood. Now if only he can be a part of it without getting into too much trouble!