5.0 out of 5 stars
Hiaasen is a master, Jun 8 2006
I am a big fan of Carl Hiaasen's. He perfectly captures the frustrations of being picked on, and unaccepted as a child. His encounters with Dana, the bully, are great as Roy always has a way to win out.
The author does an incredible job of showing the different styles of activism that different people resort to. He presents the reader with the contemporary clash of free enterprise versus global ecological issues. He has a lot to say about parenting, and he has some great insights into the methods of dealing with bullies.
This is a great book for the young teenagers, but I think the adult fans might get a kick out of it, too. HOOT is definitely a title that you'll want for your collection. Another book that I strongly recommend for this age group "Why Some Cats are Rascals". Actually it is a series of three books with a lot of educational values.