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Kid, 11 years old August 2, 2012
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11
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Nice Book.

i love carl hiaasen's books. this one was fun, interesting, and enjoyable.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byK bug October 11, 2012
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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

This was a hilarious book that i loved. All of it was amazing. In the end the abusive father comes back with a gun but the people work together to make it stop and nobody is seriously hurt.
Teen, 13 years old Written bywombatgirl May 14, 2013
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10
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Another really good book from Carl Hiaasen

I read this book at age 13, after loving the other Carl Hiaasen books when I was younger. I have learned about science, Florida ecosystems, monkeywrenching, and environmental protection from these books. In Chomp, I could not find an exact age for the main character. There are mentions of romance, but it's not an issue. This book does expose the reality of reality TV: staged, scripted, produced. Violence, drinking, and poverty are prevalent. The two young characters are in peril at times, and people are injured by purposeful gunshots. One girl is abused by her alcoholic father, who drinks during the book. I would say that this book is a go for age 10 and up, but make sure that the reader is aware of poverty and violence in rural areas.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old April 4, 2014
AGE
8
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This bookputs an interesting perspective on things especially bear grills and wilderness TV shows, because it goes behind the scenes and includes a story with it
Kid, 9 years old October 8, 2014
AGE
12
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CHOMP

I love Hiaasen's books.They are so funny!Derek Badger is a real idiot
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models