Friday, August 6, 2010

Scat by Carl Hiaasen


 Mrs. Starch, the mean and strict biology teacher. But  when a fire breaks out on a school outing to Black Vine Swamp and she disappears, Nick Waters and his friend Marta think maybe a troubled kid Duane Scrod is to blame. Duane’s nickname  “Smoke” came from his reputation for setting fires on public property, and he and Mrs. Starch  have already had a run-in. Nick and Marta are even more concerned when a few days later they  see Duane with a mysterious man driving Mrs. Starch’s car. Is Duane responsible for Mrs.  Starch’s disappearance?  Did he set the fire? There is a lot more to Duane, the fire and Mrs.  Starch than anyone realizes.

Prepared by:  Jean Strickland, SCASL.net