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Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 220

How often do you see a line like this: "They were great performers—all of them—including the chicken"? The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death has this line and many like it. Walter Galt, the narrator, and Winston Bongo believe themselves the originators of Snarking Out, a maneuver that encompasses sneaking out of their homes during the night, taking a bus to the Snark movie theater, and watching whatever old movies the theater happens to be showing. They include in their Snarking Out trips to other venues such as doughnut shops and diners; Walter even makes a speech in a park about the awfulness of Genghis Khan High School, which he attends. Their Snarking Out becomes complex when Walter discovers Bentley Saunders Harrison Matthews, a girl commonly called Rat because of her features. She has actually been Snarking Out longer than either of the two boys, and she leads them into a world of mad scientists, fiendish master criminals, underground streets, a detective who paints on his sideburns, singing chickens who are actually good singing chickens, alien real estate agents, and a giant avocado that may save the world from the alien menace. "This enormous avocado is a living, thinking, feeling thing. By the way, it also makes a beautiful salad," notes the world's greatest detective, Osgood Sigerson.

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