The book hoot is about a boy named roy who moved to florda and saw a boy running around outside during school hours. He soon learned about the runnawy boy and how he was trying to protect endangered owls who were goin to be killed in the construction of a mother paullas pancake house. Roy and the boy and his sister try to protect the owls and vandalize the construction site in protest.
The main charactors are Roy, Napolean (the running boy), Beatrice, curley, and officer dilinco. The setting is at a construction site , school, the school bus and the kids diferent houses.
.Napolean vandalizes the construction site multiple times. He pulls out the survay stakes to delay the construction and thats when the cops get involved. He also puts cotton mouth mocasins and takes the seats off the bulldozer.
Roy and Beatrice and a lot of other people protest at the groundbreaking ceremony. Napolean buries himself in an owl den and puts a bucket of rubber snakes so they cant bulldoze the ground. Everyone that was protesting locks arms to protect the boy.
The VP loses his temper and beats the rubber snakes with a shovel and makes a fool of himself. The news makes big stories about the mother paulas scandal. Napolean gets to live with his family again.
In the end, the construction site is turned into a park/ nature reserve for the owls. Napolean runs away again a so he gets sent to juvie, which he escapes from. The story of mother paulas spreads all over with bad publicity.