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Carl Hiaasen. Flush  
Random House  $11.99  ISBN 978-0-375-84185-9  263 pg.
Reviewed by Heather, Age 13

The deputy told me to empty my pockets: two quarters, a penny, a stick of gum, and a roll of grip tape for my skateboard.  It was pitiful.

“Go on inside.  He’s waiting for you,” the deputy said.  My dad was sitting alone at a bare metal table.  He looked pretty good, all things considered.  He wasn’t even handcuffed.

Noah’s father is a prisoner of jail near their home in Florida Keys for sinking Dusty Muleman’s famous casino boat.  Noah is not happy about it.  His father had a good reason to temporarily put Dusty and his crew out of business.  How can Noah break his dad out of jail and prove that Dusty is polluting the ocean?  He is going to need a lot of help from an inside source!

Flush is the second piece of work for children by Carl Hiaasen.  Hoot, Hiaasen’s first novel for young readers, was the receiver for many awards, including the  Newberry Honor.  Hiaasen has a way of informing youngsters about the environmental problems that adults are creating.  From writing about wrecking animal habitats to polluting the ocean, he really digs down deep to teach kids not to be like the adults of today.  If you personally enjoyed Flush, I would highly recommend the first children’s book by Hiaasen, Hoot.

I really enjoyed Flush by Carl Hiaasen.  Starting out on this book I was really expecting quite a lot, and I wasn’t disappointed at all!  The front cover and title were interesting and grabbing.  The story line was imaginative and creative.  The way Hiaasen described the characters feelings and actions was amazing.  He used many great “juicy” sentences so I felt like I was right in the story.  I would recommend this book to any kid or adult over the age of 11.

Overall I give Flush  by the well know author, Carl Hiaasen, 5 stars for a job well done.


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