In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.
Callie decides to throw herself wholeheartedly in helping to stage Moon Over Mississippi, a musical, at her school. Her boy-crazy nature gets a boost when two cute twin brothers named Justin and Jesse show an interest in the play and in her --- albeit in different ways.
Evil scientists are still trying to convince Max to save the world. Even worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan…and Max is starting to believe it. Meanwhile, a new doomsday cult emerges. Fang tries to create his own gang of evolved humans, but he must unite with Max to defeat them.
The state of Maine plans to shut down Tess's island’s schoolhouse, which would force her family to move to the mainland --- and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known. Fortunately, the islanders have a plan, too: increase the number of students by having several families take in foster children.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.