Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Scat tells the story of three high school students who stumble across a mystery involving a strange disappearance, illegal activity, and a passionate desire to protect the environment.  Nick and Marta are both suspicious when their Biology teacher, Mrs. Starch, disappears during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp.  They set out on an adventure to discover her whereabouts and to clear their friend of arson.  Along the way they encounter illegal activity within the swamp driven by greedy corporate interests, and also discover surprises about their teacher and the student accused of arson as they too find a passion for the outdoors.

Scat is nominated for the 2012-2013 (intermediate) Golden Sower Award and will be a good read for anyone with a love of nature and a good mystery.

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