Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hiaasen, C. (2002). Hoot. New York: Yearling.

LS5360: Newbery, Notable, and NY Times Bestseller

My kids always liked Hiaasen’s books when they were younger, so I chose Hoot to see what all the hub-bub was about.  I liked it, though as a parent, I thought the use of swear words was unnecessary, and I wasn’t crazy about the fact that most of the adults in the book were portrayed negatively.  Even so, the environmental message is a good one, and it’s well written.  Hiaasen used several literary devices to contribute to the overall quality of the story, including foreshadowing (Officer Delinko incident) and a bit of irony (for example, in Curly, one of the foremen at the construction site).



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    1. I'm sorry, Sophia -- what kind of help were you needing? My post on this one was specifically in response to something in one of my college courses a few years ago (that's the LS5360 designation). Happy to help you if you let me know what you're looking for. . .