Top positive review
Fun, humorous, and a really good story
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
Yes, there will be some squirming when you read the book, but also guaranteed chuckles. And the face on the cover? A creature that slithers and keeps resurfacing throughout the book in the most unusual ways. But since the author is Carl Hiaasen - know the humor is coming. It starts almost instantly. Billy is a mischievous middle schooler who always looks out for the underdog and finds crazy ways to do it. He hasn’t seen his father in many years and wonders why his dad sends checks every month, but that’s it. No birthday cards, no phone calls. But…Billy’s persistent. So, in between causing bullies to squirm and taking care of his pet snakes, he searches for his dad, partners with a new Native American friend (she’s of the Crow tribe and pretty savvy), deals with spy drones, encounters grizzly bears, and gets into danger as he helps track down a pretty devious poacher of the worst kind. This book is for both boys AND girls who want laughs, suspense, and to protect nature’s endangered animals. Upper elementary and middle schoolers will like this book and probably won’t want to put it down.