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Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Hoot -- Book and Movie

Are you planning to see the movie Hoot when it comes out this weekend? I read the book a couple of years ago, and thought it was great, and very funny. Here's part of the review from Amazon.com.

Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the universe. Because if it wasn't for Dana Matherson...

So, why not read the book and see the movie. Let us know which you like better!

Hoot, by Carl Hiassen

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