Roy gets drawn in to the events almost without choice (reactive rather than proactive). But when he does make a choice, his efforts yield big results. I especially like the speech he made to his class.
Roy, who just moved to Florida saw a guy running bear foot. It turns out he is trying to stop people from building a pancake place on top of owls. Roy decides to join him and stop the people from killing baby owls.
This touching story is what critics call "amazing" "another hit by Hiaasen" but what I call it is touching. Carl Hiaasen really knows what he's doing when it comes to mystery books...especially for kids. I especially love it because it shows a knew side of bravery you hardly see these days! You just HAVE to read the book. Once you're done, you'll know what I mean. So give a hoot for HOOT!