Hoot by Carl Hiassen is a story about a boy named Roy who is tired of being the new kid. Life in Florida finally started to become exciting when the bully smashed his face against the bus window and he sees a mysterious running boy. This is how an unlikely group of friends came to be. Hoot is about a new kid in town who finds friendship by being a good friend to a runaway boy.
Mother Paula’s Pancake House is being sabotaged by a young boy. They don’t know who’s doing it and they think it’s just a prank. It’s not just a prank. The person behind it all is Mullet Fingers, a runaway kid who cares a lot about some endangered owls who live on Mother Paula’s building site. He even goes so far as to spray paint a police car’s windows black and put alligators in port – a – potties! Mullet Fingers has a sister who goes to school with Roy. Roy goes through many troubles with the school bully, Dana. One day, Roy was being choked by Dana and to get free, Roy slugged him in the nose! Dana was home for awhile with a broken nose and Roy got suspended from the bus. Roy and Mullet Finger’s sister, Beatrice, became friends. After Roy’s suspension from the bus, Beatrice sat next to Dana to keep Roy from getting hurt.
Roy is a good friend to Mullet Fingers before he even meets him. This is one example of how Roy was a good friend to Mullet Fingers. Roy first saw the boy, Mullet Fingers, running on the sidewalk beside the school bus. Roy thought he was running to get to the bus on time. However, he wasn’t wearing...