Flush

Kobo ebook | September 13, 2005

byCarl Hiaasen

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Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen!

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor—which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is in the local lock-up.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow.


“The writing is pitch perfect.” —The New York Times
 
“A royal flush.” —Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Classic Hiaasen—laugh-out-loud satire in a Florida setting.” —Life


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Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen! Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor—which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it th...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 13, 2005Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375837523

ISBN - 13:9780375837524

Customer Reviews of Flush

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best, intense, story The book flush was so interesting and i could not put it down. I would recommend this book to people who love suspicion and intensity.
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book! This book is AMAZING! It is perfect for the ages 10-12! It has adventure, a bit of mystery here and there (but not like Nancy Drew), and has a few jokes that make the story more enjoyable. I reccomend this book for every kid! Other books by Carl Hiaasen: Hoot and Scat are really amazing too! :)
Date published: 2009-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good! I enjoyed the book Flush very much. It was awesome! This fast-paced book has many unexpected turns. Flush is in the perspective of a boy, Noah, whose dad is in jail, again, for doing what he believes is right. It’s up to him and his sister to prove their dad is right. Flush is very amusing. Imagine bird poop dropping on your head! Though I must say, it does contain some violence. I also like how the author left us hanging in the end. He gave us a chance to imagine the rest ourselves. But at the same time, I wished the author continued it a bit more. I would not recommend buying it though. In my opinion, it’s one of those books you just want to read once. Tigger
Date published: 2008-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe pick a Farley Mowat novel instead Like all of Hiaasen’s novels, Flush is set in Florida, and like many other of his works, it touches on the pollution of that state. But unlike Hiaasen’s characteristic multi-layered story-telling, Flush has only a single plot line, told in first person narrative. Hiaasen may have deviated from his normally richer style to write this children’s novel, but the result is a simple (perhaps even boring) book that might have made for a better short story. The greatest strength of this book is that the male adult characters, even the good ones, are flawed and often have to struggle against their own nature to do what is right. Unfortunately, Hiaasen cannot bring this open-minded view of human nature to women, such that his female characters are generally faultless goody two-shoes, or possibly the opposite, but seldom anywhere in between. One interested element of this book is the view of a parents' struggling marriage from the children's perspective. This might be a good diversion for a speedy young reader who enjoys a bit of adventure and handle gross topics (the toilet seat on the cover should serve as a warning), but it’s not a book I’d want to spend too much time with.
Date published: 2008-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it. (: i find that the book was odd but was also great! 0: i think that this book is good 4 many readers in gards 6-8. me and my best friend brittany have looked other reviwes on this book and they have been somewhat like r's. OH i have 2 go my cookies r bruning!!!!
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FLUSH/HOOT i havent read this book yet but im planning too. i am reading the book called Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. So far im liking it, Carl Hiaasen seems like a good other so maybe you should go to his website,, www.carlhiaasen.com
Date published: 2007-10-18