Friday, September 12, 2008

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Originally published in 2002.
Newbery Honor in 2003.
Audio book read by Chad Lowe.

This was my first outing with Hiaasen, but I'm sure it won't be my last. Hoot was his first novel for young people, and, as stated on the audio book case, is "full of his trademark satirical wit, revealing the good, the bad, and the screwy state of Florida." A full synopsis can be found on Hiaasen's website here.



  1. Since you enjoyed Hoot, I think you will also like Flush. It's another of his YA books. I tend to prefer his YA books over his adult ones. They are shorter and more focused.

  2. pussreboots: thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Hoot was such a cute book! I got to read it with my class while I was a teacher's assistant, right when the movie was coming out and we took a field trip to see the movie once we finished the book. My kids loved it.