Hiasson brings Florida into today's world with Scat. At this high school students text, baseball figures are current and all levels of students are included. Our hero's wounded father, just returned from Iraq, provides an unusual task for his son that hampers his physical ability. Another character has a father that seems to be slightly crazed. Throw in a search for an everglades panther, a missing teacher and a conniving promoter, the students bring a complete story full circle. Enjoy the escapades in an easy read.
"Scat" is chock-full of humor if you pay close attention.
I had to wait until this came out in paperback before I'd spend the money and the wait killed me. I've read all his books ( some twice )and will look forward to the next one. He's one of my favorite Florida writers . I laughed right out loud when I read the name Twilly Spree !!!
Great book . Great author . I highly recommend .
Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.
And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture.