Book Review: Scat

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Scat

by Carl Hiaasen

Ages 10 & up, 371

Realistic Fiction, Mystery

This is the second book I read by Carl Hiaasen and I was just as delighted after reading Hoot. Bunny Starch is a feared biology teacher at Truman School. Students cringe when they are called upon in class and she’s always serious. When Duane doesn’t know the answer she forces him to write an essay, but he responds that she’ll be sorry and eats her pencil. The biology classes visit Black Vine Swamp in Florida’s Everglades for a field trip, but then Mrs. Starch disappears. Many students are relieved that their dreaded teacher is gone, but students become concerned that Duane’s threat may make him involved with Mrs. Starch’s disappearance. Duane’s involved, but not as they think. Something mysterious is occurring at Black Vine Swamp with its wildlife. Nick and Marta are two students concerned with the biology teacher’s disappearance and find themselves in awkward situations. Scat has similar elements as Hoot with wildlife issues and a mystery that keeps your interest. I thought it was an enjoyable read.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Scat

    gypsydoodles said:
    November 23, 2011 at 2:56 am

    hahah. Hoot was so hilarious! =) i had a great time reading it, too. =)

      Caroline responded:
      November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

      It was such a fun mystery! I thought both books very similar and should have given myself more space before I read Scat. I think both books are age appropriate. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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