The humor is pretty dumbed down (e.g., MeTube and other misnamed social media platforms.) It was a lot of fun and with a good message, but felt like it lacked a lot of Hiaasen's usual humor. I love how focused his stories are on animal advocacy. Just didn't work for me. loopy humor adds. Weird names also seem to be a trend. Not only does he have a thing for snakes and is fascinated by them, but he also has a penchant for the underdogs in his school and the world around him. This New York Times bestseller is a wickedly funny, slightly subversive tale of story of snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone. This is a fun middle grades book, classic Hiaasen.

The child of two avid nature lovers, the boy has already lived in six different Florida towns, moves spurred by his mother's fondness for bald eagles. All of them involve a young boy who lives in Florida, gets bullied, loves animals, has a quirky sense of humor, makes new friends, and saves the day.

Billy is a smart alecky, quick-witted character; middle school readers are sure to enjoy this. Hard to put down ❤.

Lots of plot twists. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

is how Billy has a knife in his pocket at a crucial point in the story, soon after he'd just gotten off an airplane.

Some facts about Billy Dickens: * He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.

*  Billy isn’t the type to let things go. just LOVE the "children's" books. It's reminiscent of later Stephen King, and I do not mean that as a compliment. This be a review of the other four books: hoot, flush, chomp, squirm. Funny. View All Available Formats & Editions.
The child of two avid nature lovers, the boy has already lived in six different Florida towns, moves spurred by his mother's fondness for bald eagles. | Middle Grade (8-12)

| 450 Minutes

This is aimed for a younger audience. Great characters.

Billy's parents were a bit too dingy for my taste. Sign in to Purchase Instantly.
I only wish the cover weren’t so juvenile. Thank you.

The main character in this book takes a trip to Montana & visits Yellowstone NP & he sees the beauty of the West. Setting is key, and in this one we get Hiaasen's usually setting of Florida, but also two trips to Montana, so that was fun to see. This review is only weeks late as opposed to months, or a year *cough* *cough*. $45.00.

The son decides to track down father despite his simmering anger, and finds him with a new Crow Indian family in Montana, where he has a mysterious job involving nature and drones. The book is funny at points but also has a sense of mystery.

It is an amazing way to inspire a hike. Squirm.