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I much prefer Carl Hiaasen's young adult novels. My all time favorite Hiaasen novel remains Hoot but Flush comes in a close second with Basket Case in third.
Like Hoot, Flush is an ecological mystery. As the title implies that the story revolves around sewage washing up on the local beaches, presumably from the Coral Queen, an gambling boat run under questionable circumstances.
Flush is narrated by Noah Underwood and begins right after his father has been arrested for sinking the Coral Queen. Throughout the novel, Noah believes in his dad even if he's embarrassed by his father's actions and worried that his parents might divorce over them. Noah gets his sister and an adult friend to help solve the mystery of the sewage.
The book is short compared to Hiaasen's adult novels, coming in at 272 pages. The story is engaging and funny although there are moments of suspense and surprise. For me, Flush was the perfect book to curl up with during an afternoon of reading.