“Flush” by Carl Hiaasen

When Noah’s dad ends up in jail for running aground a casino boat he believes is the cause of pollution in the water and on the beaches of his beloved home town in Florida Keys, it’s up to Noah and his sister Abbey to take up the fight to bring the boat owner to justice, free his dad and save the local environment from further damage.

This was an impulse buy from a charity shop when I was out for the day and needed another book to read, and although I’d read it before, it didn’t take away any of the enjoyment. Hiaasen writes exciting adventure stories for 10-14 year olds (I would guess) with a strong moral message about his environmental concerns.

As with all his books I’ve read, it’s set in the Florida Keys, and although the main story is the damage being done to the environment by man, I think it gives children the message that a small group of people can make a difference when they stand up for what is right.

Great fun, exciting and fast paced, with lots of humour, it was a very enjoyable re-read for me.

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