Title : Hoot
Author : Carl Hiaasen
Genre : Realistic Fiction
Pages : 292
Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: March 14, 2006
Hoot is a story about Roy, a student at Trace Middle School and his new friends at Florida.
Roy notices a weird boy when his face is smashed by a bully against the window of a school bus. The boy is running barefoot. He is not wearing a school uniform or carrying any bag or books. Roy’s curiosity made him follow the boy.
Hardly did Roy know what mess he is landing himself into.
Hoot has diversified characters including caring and responsible parents, dutiful police officer, abusive adults, bullies and careless owners of a company.
Hoot gives us an insight into today’s reality. How people ignore environmental responsibility just for the sake of materialistic gains.
The plot of the novel is quite predictable but it is not too dragging. The events are described from different perspectives to give a wider picture of the situation.
It is an amusing novel which can be read when looking for some easy reads.