About Carl Hiaasen Carl Hiaasen has been writing since he was 6 years old. Which is when his father gave him a typewriter. Florida was the same topic on all of his writings. “Hoot” was his first novel for young readers.
Summary of the book The book “Hoot” is about how one kid influences other kids to fight for what’s right and not to stand around and let it happen. In the book’s case that cause they are fighting for is the Burrowing Owls that lived on the Mother Paula’s property which are an endangered species.
Setting, Theme, and Genre “Hoot” takes place in Coconut Cove, Florida. The themes that are found in the book “Hoot” are friendship, parental love, and growing up. The book also tells kids that it is wrong to bully other kids. Bullying gets you no where in life and you are stuck with the images and pains of the kids that you bullied. “Hoot” is also a Fictional story. The birds are real though.
Characters Main Characters: Roy Eberhardt, Mullet Fingers (Beatrice’s stepbrother), Beatrice Leep, Other Characters: Dana Matherson, Chuck E. Muckle, Mr. and Mrs. Eberhardt, Officer David Delinko, Mr. and Mrs. Leep, Leroy (Curly) Branitt.
Character Info. Roy Eberhardt: moved from Montana to Florida, goes to Tracy Middle School, Dana Matherson: the school bully Garrett: Roy’s best friend Beatrice Leep: soccer player, later becomes Roy’s friend Mullet Fingers: Beatrice’s stepbrother Mr. Eberhardt: Roy’s dad, works for Department of Justice Mrs. Eberhardt: Roy’s mom, Officer Dave Delinko: main police officer in the Mother Paula’s vandalism acts Curly: foreman at the Mother Paula’s construction site Chuck E. Muckle: Vice-President of Corporate Relations at Mother Paula’s Ms. Hennepin: vice-principal at Trace Middle School
Major Themes and Quotes that support my Themes Parental Love Mullet Fingers may never be normal because his mother rejected him, Roy will become an amazing person because he was able to make his own decisions. Integrity Roy says that it is about finding a balance between the head and the heart then living with the consequences.
Works Citied Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Print. "Hoot(Novel)." Wikipedia.com. n.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoot_(novel)>. "Book Summary for Hoot by Carl Hiaasen BookNotes / Chapter Summary."TheBestNotes.com. n.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2013. <http://http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Hoot/ Hoot_Book_Summary_Notes04.html>. Citator- citation.jsarksis.com