My Favorite Characters In Hoot, By Carl Hiaasen

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A novel about friendship and righteousness, Hoot contains factors of comedy and drama fit for young adults. Written by Carl Hiaasen, this novel was written in 2002, which was later released as a movie in 2006. This was his first work of young adult literature, which won a Newbery Honor award in 2003. Hiassen has received numerous awards throughout his career, obtaining four as a journalist and nine as a writer. Most of his literature focuses on environmentalism, Florida, and political corruption. These topics flourish throughout the novel Hoot. Within this wild and wacky tale, Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida, acquiring two new friends named Beatrice Leep and Napoleon “Mullet Fingers” Bridger. Their quest is to prevent the construction of Mother …show more content…
My personal favorite character is Beatrice Leep because of the emotional strength she portrays despite the lack of an enthusiastic father or a loving mother. The first of my favorite quotes in this novel is, “Sometimes you're going to be faced with situations where the line isn't clear between what's right and what's wrong. Your heart will tell you to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different. In the end, all that's left is to look at both sides and go with your best judgment.” (Hiaasen 160) My second favorite quote is, “Just because something was legal didn't automatically make it right.” (Hiaasen 180) My third favorite quote is, “Yet he couldn't stop thinking ahead to the day when the owl dens would be destroyed by bulldozers. He could picture the mother owls and father owls, helplessly flying in circles while their babies were being smothered under tons of dirt.” (Hiaasen 180) All three of these quotes put together define the theme of the book: give help to those in need, even when society is going against you. Roy stood up for the owls and had sympathy towards them whilst no one working on the development of the pancake house did. Roy did what was right not for his own pride, but for the wellbeing of the

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