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Monday, October 24, 2011
Flush, by Carl Hiassen
A book review by CeCe07
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Format: hard cover
Length: 272 pages
Price: unknown-library book
This is a book called Flush, by Carl Hiaasen. I read it over the summer, and I could not keep my eyes off of it! It is about this boy named Noah, whose parents are divorced. He also has a little sister named Abbey who is caught in the middle of all this. His mom is a stay-at-home mom, and his dad used to be a charter boat fisherman. They live in a small town in Florida near Miami.
Noah's dad got arrested and is currently in jail for sinking Dusty Muleman's gambling boat named the Coral Queen. Noah's father saw Dusty dumping the waste from his ship into the water by the pier but has no physical evidence of it happening. Plus there is this washed-up piece of man named Lice Peeking who is greedy and is drunk half of the time. He tries to help Noah but ends up making things worse. Shelly is a bartender on the ship who helps Noah and Abbey but is not a big fan of Dusty; they have an odd past together. There is also a "pirate" who keeps coming in at the last second and saving Noah and Abbey. Please read this heart-pounding, mind-racing novel, and find out the magic Carl Hiaasen has written on the pages of this book.
Rating: 5 chocolate bars
Appropriateness: Mild language some fighting
Cover Thoughts: very appropriate with a hint of humor