Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
My name is Lucy. I am 13 and I love owls, reading, and shopping for clothes.
In Hoot, the main character, Roy Eberhardt is upset about moving from mountainous, beautiful Montana to hot, muggy, and flat Florida. One day, on the school bus, something outside catches his eye; it’s a boy, barefoot and running. He passes the bus stop and never looks back. One day, Roy decides to follow him. They end up in some trees behind a golf course. The running boy throws him out of his hiding place. Meanwhile, a new Mother Paula’s Pancake House is about to break ground on the other side of town. What nobody knows is that underground, on that plot, is a bunch of burrowing owls. Roy finally gets the running boy to open up. His name is Mullet Fingers. Together, with Mullet Finger’s sister, they come up with a clever plan to save the owls.
I really loved this book and thought it was a real hoot! The characters and settings are really lifelike and at some points, it feels like you are in the story. The plot contains a cause close to my heart: saving owls. I could not put this book down, and read it in less than a week. I highly recommend reading and watching the movie after.