Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, is about a boy named Roy Eberhardt and his friends trying to stop people from building a pancake restaurant on top on a place where Endangered Burrowing Owls live.
Roy was just Suspended from the bus for punching Dana Matherson in the face for choking him. Roy explained the situation without telling his parents why he was leaving the bus to chase the running kid. His parents understood but Roy had to write anapology letter to Dana.
Roy was walking home from the Forest where he went to see the running boy and ended up getting surrounded by Cotton Mouth Water Snakes. It started to Rain so Roy went to go get his bike when he got there, the bike was nowhere to be found. After awhile Roy was on the HAndle bars of his bike while Beatrice the Bear was peedling
Roy, Beatrice, and Mullet Fingers all went to the Mother Paulas pancake open construction and told everyone about the owls and that they are protected by the state
After Roy, Beatrice, and Mullet Fingers Successfully stop the mother Paulas contruction a reporter visits Roy at his house and she wants to interview him
Roy went to the beach and when he got out of the water there was a Mullet in his shoe and knew that Napolean was still safe and out there