Friday, February 24, 2012

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Scat is a comical mystery told from an environmental perspective. This clever novel is told from a third person point of view. During a biology field trip to the Black Vine Swamp a wildfire, set by the greedy Red Diamond Energy Corporation, breaks out and the field trip is cut short. One of the biology teachers, Mrs. Starch, goes missing when she heads back into the smoking swamp to recoup Libby’s dropped asthma inhaler. Two of her students, Nick and Marta, set out to discover why Mrs. Starch disappears. When Mrs. Starch goes back into the burning Black Vine Swamp a concerned man, named Twilly, asks the biology teacher to help him take care of an adorable baby panther while he attempts to find the missing mother panther. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the environment and mysteries. This novel also incorporates the important topic of saving endangered animals. Overall, Scat is a hilarious novel that I would recommend to anyone.
~Matthiew

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