Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

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


This is a re-post because I felt the need to rave about Hoot again! This book is funny, adventurous and pretty clean. I think it would be such a good novel for boys and girls 8 and up to read and enjoy!

This book is about Roy, a normal kid who just wants to fit in as the new kid at school. But when he starts seeing a barefoot kid running through town, he gets curious. And when things start happening at the new construction site for Mother Paula’s Pancakes, Roy gets even more curious. Now with endangered owls to save, alligators to catch, snakes to glitter-ize, bullies to defeat, construction equipment to vandalize and cops to avoid, Roy isn’t certain if fitting in is worth it after all.

This book is just amazing. I loved it 6 years ago, and I still love it today! It is hilarious, an filled with fun. There is danger and adventure, action and chaos and plenty of humor! I love the plot line, the characters are fantastic, and the book is amazing!!! I totally suggest this series to kids 8 and up; boys would especially enjoy it!

Now, every book has some ‘cons’. There is some violence in the book. People getting in fights, mentions of choking people, mentions of dog bites and the dangers of snakes and such. Plus a random toe biting scenario… There is also some curse words in the book. Just get a white gel pen and cross them out! (That’s what I do, think of it like editing!) As well as some “potty-talk” which isn’t inappropriate just gross. Mentions of kids in their underwear, getting hit in sensitive places and mooning each other. Nothing is described, just briefly mentioned.

Overall, I love these books and happily give them the Golden Llama Award even with their ‘cons’. If you are looking for a fun series about saving wildlife, then I suggest Hoot, Scat and Chomp to y’all!!! (And Flush too even though I just started it! Skip Squirm though it’s boring…) Have a book-filled day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Such a fun read!
  • Adventurous, funny and engaging!
  • A great read for boys 8 and up!!!


  • Some violence.
  • Some cursing…
  • Some “potty-talk” parts.
This Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestseller is a beloved modern classic. Hoot features a new kid and his new bully, alligators, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes.

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?

Welcome to Carl Hiaasen’s Florida—where the creatures are wild and the people are wilder!

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