Carl Hiaasen’s Flush, his second young adult novel after his successful Hoot, is another hilarious sleuth styled tale, filled with an array of colorful and memorable characters. Set in Florida Keys, Noah Underwood loves and respects his father Paine so much that he decides to take up his father’s cause when Paine is arrested. Paine believes Dusty Muleman’s Coral Queen is dumping toxic sludge into the beautiful waters of Thunder Beach, and he is determined to bring down the casino owner for his dastardly deeds. Deciding to advocate for his father’s belief, Noah and his sister Abbey seek to exonerate Paine’s guilt, and begin their own investigation into Dusty’s environmental crimes, attempting to see if they can sink the casino owner’s raft of lies. A rollicking tale centered on the strength of a loving and quirky family, Hiaasen has weaved a story that will enchant and enthrall readers, also deftly integrating a pointed message regarding conservation. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.