Hoot by Carl Hiaasen it is about a kid named Roy Eberhardt. He is used to being the new kid at school because he moves a lot because his father works for the government. He has crossed some bullies in his past but none like Dana Matherson he biggest bully in Trace Middle.
The running boy was the most interesting thing he saw in Florida when he got on the bus. Dana Matherson has squished his face at the window and if he had not done that he would have not seen the running boy. But now he was on the trail of the running boy and was chasing him.
Beatrice demands Roy to stop if he knows whats good for him but Roy does not know what this is all about. He tells Beatrice that he does not know what he did to make her mad and said sorry which left Beatrice speechless. Then Roy walked away and did nothing about the rest of the day.
Mullet Fingers (the running boy) explains why he is sabatoging the Mother Paula's 469th Pancake House on the corner of Woodbury and East Oriole. Roy was frustrated and angry that they would do such a thing so Roy went to investigate. He was angry to find out what happened.
He asked the clerk for the Mother Paula All American Pancake House permits so the guy asked what he needed them for. oy lied and said "for a school project" the clerk belived him and asked which one? Roy said the construction permits. So the guy look and said "hmm that permit is not in this pile" So Roy said he would be back tomarrow.
Everyone joined hands around Mullet Finger and started sing "This Land Is Your Land" because the endangered owls were going to be kicked out of there burrows if they bulldozed the area. Roy explained they did not have the permits. So the ceremony was cancelled due to the fact that owls lived there and they did not have the permits. Mullet Fingers name was figured as Napoleon Bridger due to his Mom coming to the ceremony and saying how proud She was of him. Which was a Lie since his Mom abused him which is why he an from home. Napoleon only lasted barely 48 hours until fleeing when his Mom and Dad wee fighting about him. Roy never saw him again and Beatrice said he will be seen when he wants to be seen.