Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.4 Llamas


Alright, so a bunch of people have told me to read this book saying, “This is one amazing book”, or “It’s a thriller”. So I picked it up from the library and I tried it out. And it wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t the best book in the world.

The book was about a kid who moved from Montana to Florida. He is trying to fit in to his new school, and he’s getting bullied. It seemed like a normal book… it is not. In the book, these kids are trying to save these itty-bitty-little owls, so they vandalize the construction site of a new restaurant and such, but they don’t do anything extremely bad. It’s just spray paint and leaving alligators in the porta-potty, completely normal stuff that we all did as kids.

But, although I enjoyed the book, there were some problems. Some mild cursing in the book really annoyed me, because it’s in a KIDS BOOK!!! Argghh!!! That is really frustrating! There was also a crude (That’s the word my mom told me to use) joke. It wasn’t totally inappropriate. It was just… crude… I guess.

Over all, I did enjoy this book, but it wasn’t a ‘hands-down-amazing-book’, it was more of a ‘relatively-ok-book’.


  • Funny and adventurous
  • Maybe a good book for kids


  • Some light cursing
  • Some crude humor

Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?

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