Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Teens fight polluting casino boat owner in fun mystery.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 56 reviews

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age 10+

Funny and bittersweet.

Flush is a laugh-out-loud tale of kids fighting for what is right. It will almost certainly make kids want to stop water pollution. It involves some drinking and one scene where an adult attempting to physically harm a child (although the child retaliates by biting him). The book will make both you and child wanting to make a difference.

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Great messages
age 15+

innaproriate for intended audience

Before allowing your child to read this book, you should know that In chapter 18, pages 222-224, one of the adult female characters admits to giving alcohol to an already drunk man, taking him home with her, and leading him on romantically in order to help the main characters with their plot to bring down a crooked casino boat owner. In chapter 20, page 247, there is a discussion about a photograph of some lawmakers and exotic dancers being used for blackmail.

Book Details

  • Author: Carl Hiaasen
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publication date: September 25, 2005
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Available on: Paperback, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: December 5, 2019

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