You know what the hardest part about reading this book is? Explaining to your friends, "I'm reading this book about burrowing owls—it's awesome. No really. Hey, come back!"
Don't worry—they'll be back as soon as they've read Hoot and seen for themselves how exciting teensy owls can be.
Hiaasen does a good job of explaining things that might not be general knowledge to the reader—mostly having to do with bird facts. (Tell the truth: did you even know about burrowing owls before reading this book?) All you have to do is just sit back and enjoy the ride…or the burrow.