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Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor — which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally... somehow. His allies may not add up to much — his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate — but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.

Review:

"Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution....Fans of spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for this one." The Bulletin

Synopsis:

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad had failed, and will sink the crooked casino and prove the boat owner is dumping illegally.

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Basket Case and Skinny Dip. Hiassens first novel for young readers, Hoot, was also a bestseller, and received a Newbery Honor Award. The author lives in the Florida Keys.

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alyssaarch, January 6, 2012 (view all comments by alyssaarch)
Before this book, I hadn't read anything by Carl Hiaasen, though I have heard a lot about him because of Hoot's success. Without even reading the summary, I knew that this novel would probably take on some sort of environmental issue, but I didn't expect it to be so good. This is a book I would have loved as a kid, and is still a good read as an adult. It has a lot of action, intrigue, and great characters.

I really liked the relationship between Noah and his little sister Abbey. Their interactions were realistic and Abbey added a humorous element to the story, which I appreciated. I also liked how Abbey is portrayed as a stronger personality than Noah, even though she's his little sister. I'm a sucker for strong female characters, and Hiaasen definitely includes them in this novel.

The story itself is awesome. To clear their father's good name, Noah and Abbey take it upon themselves to prove that the Coral Queen is dumping raw sewage into the harbor and enlist the help of a couple of others. Some plot twists were predictable, but there were a few surprises Hiaasen threw in that completely shocked me.

Overall, this book is enjoyable, full of surprises, and carries a good message. It's about kids taking matters into their own hands and helping to right wrongs. With humor and adventure, Flush is great for kids and adults alike.
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alexandrex, May 14, 2010 (view all comments by alexandrex)
This book was very good!!!!!!!! it was for my english assiment and i thought it was going to be a bad book but when i started reading it was very good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375841859
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Publisher:
Ember
Author:
French, S. Terrell
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130514
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.94x5.44x.60 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
10-17

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"Review" by , "Compulsively readable with a cleverly conceived resolution....Fans of spy stories, action, environmental intrigue, and, well, Hiaasen, will cheer for this one."
"Synopsis" by , Noah's dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad had failed, and will sink the crooked casino and prove the boat owner is dumping illegally.
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