Saturday, July 16, 2011

Journey To The Past: Hoot

Journey To The Past: When most people go to the bookstore or library they look at the new releases, but what about all those other books? They deserve some love too. So once a week I write about a slightly older book.
It's been MONTHS since my last JTTP. I miss these, I'm going to have to try and do them more often. 

HootSummary: 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... (From Amazon)

Thoughts:  You don't have to be a tree huger or 12 years old to enjoy Hoot. This one book that every one can love.  It has everything from bullies to the cutest owls ever. 

The main character Roy moves from Montana to the sunny state Florida where he feels extremely out of place. Bullies torment him and he still hasn't found any real friends. That is untill he see's a boy running down the street, and is curious. One day Roy even ends up following him and this starts an adventure to last a life time. 

The last time I opened Hoot was back in six grade, a little before the movie came out. I was obsessed with every word, every page, and couldn't put it down. Hoot was the first book that I read in only one day. I can still remember Hoot today. The book not only has a good message, you also can just read just to enjoy. 

After finishing the book you can also watch the movie! (trailer below). 

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