FC: Brittany McKenzie 6th Period English I
2: Carl Hiaasen Nonfiction
3: The Florida Keys Modern Day
4: In Flush, Noah's father gets put in jail because sunk someone's casino boat. His father only sunk the boat because he was not happy with the owner of the boat. The owner had been dumping waste into the water, which is not good for the environment or people. Noah tries to help his father out by proving to everyone what the owner had been doing because nobody could ever catch him in the act. The coastguard could never catch him doing it because someone always tipped him off so its up to Noah and his sister to catch him.
5: Theme: I think the author's point is to let you know that you can not lie forever, and you will get caught. Liars always get what they deserve in the end. You might think you can get away with something bad, but really you can't.
6: Noah's dad - Noah's dad was in jail at the beginning of the book. He got put in jail because he went crazy, and sunk someones casino boat. He sunk the boat because he did not like the owner dumping waste into the water. | Noah - Noah is the person telling the story. Noah enjoys fishing, riding his bike, and more. Noah has a couple of friends, but he still gets picked on all the time.
7: Dusty - Dusty is the owner of the casino boat that was sunk by Noah's father. Dusty is fooling everyone by making them think he is not dumping waste, but he really is. Dusty lies, and does whatever he pleases. | Abbey - Abbey is Noah's younger sister that loves to bite people. Abbey is also very smart, and not annoying like most sisters. Abbey is really close to Noah. | Shelly - Shelly is Dusty's ex-girlfriend, and Noah's dad's friend. Shelly works on the casino boat as a bartender. Shelly is trying to help Noah's father out
8: The conflict is that no on believes Noah's dad when he is really telling the truth about Dusty. Dusty is polluting the water with waste, which can cause animals and people to get sick. The conflict in the book is external. Also, every time someone tries to catch Dusty in the act they never can. This conflict is also a external conflict.
9: Shelly, Noah, and Abbey finally make up a plan, and manage to get the coastguards to catch Dusty in the act. They make sure nobody is able to tip Dusty off about the coastguard coming so they can catch him in the act.
10: Carl Hiaasen was born on March 12, 1953, and he is still alive. Carl is the oldest out of four other children. Carl married Fenia Clizer in 1999. Fenia was not his first wife though. Carl married Connie Lyford in 1970. Carl has a degree in Journalism. Carl has one kid from each marriage.
11: Yes, I would recommend this book to other people. The problem in Flush is a common problem in real life. Sometimes people do bad things and they don't get caught. For example, on CSI they can not do anything to anyone unless they have proof that the suspect really did murder the victim. They always have to have proof if they want something to be done about it.