Hoot

by Carl Hiaasen

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Book Information

Publication Date: 2002


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 760L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W


Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8


Major Awards: 2003 Newbery Winner


Number of Pages: 292 pages


Approximate Word Count: 54,520 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 38 minutes reading Hoot at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins


Book Themes: Man vs Nature, Rules, Friendship, Family, Lies and Deceit, Contrasting Regions - Montana versus Florida


Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult Literature


Setting: Coconut Cove, Florida


Important Quote: Sometimes you're going to be faced with situations where the line isn't clear between what's right and what's wrong.Your heart will tell you to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different. In the end, all that's left is to look at both sides and go with your best judgment.


First Line: Roy would not have noticed the strange boy if it weren't for Dana Matherson, because Roy ordinarily didn't look out the window of the school bus.


Point of View: Third Person (Limited Omniscient)

* Estimate from Reading Length

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