Twelve-year-old Roy Eberhardt, and his family have moved to Florida, where he's the new kid again. When the school bully smashes Roy's face against the school bus window, he sees a strange, barefoot boy streaking by, and he follows. The boy seems to be on a mission. Just who is this boy, and why is he running? What does Beatrice Leep know about him, and what is going on at the site of the new Mother Paula's Pancake House? Confused? To figure it out, and see how alligators in port-o-potties, burrowing owls, and cottonmouth snakes with sparkly tails fit in, read Hoot.
Date read: 4/29/2009
A boy named Roy moves to Florida and tries to help an independent boy save owls before their home is demolished.