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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shannon's Review - Scat by Carl Hiaasen





















Title:
: Scat
Series:: None
Author(s):: Carl Hiaasen
Genre:: Children's Book
Summary: Teacher goes missing, and two students try to solve the mysteries surrounding her.
Finished: 02/21/09
Pages: 304
Challenges: 20 Books in 2009(16)
Rating:









My Thoughts:
This is the first book I've read by Carl Hiaasen, and I have to say I was not impressed. I liked some things in the book. For example the character Twilly, who apparently appears in one of Hiaasen's adult mystery books. I liked the character because he was smart, quiet and knew what he wanted out of life. I also enjoyed the side story about Nick and his father, who came back from the war in Iraq. You do not see books for children talking about the war that often, and I thought Hiaasen did well with the subject. But even though I felt the book had good funny parts and serious parts, the main story was too predictable.


About the Author:
Carl Hiaasen is the author of many mystery novels, a few non-fiction books and 3 children's novels. He has had a few of his books made into movies, including Hoot and Strip Tease.

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