Hoot suggested book

Hoot

by C. Hiaasen Year Published: 2002 Humor, Realistic fiction
The story takes place in Coconut Cove, Florida, where new arrival Roy makes a bad enemy, two oddball friends, and joins an effort to stop construction of a pancake house which would destroy a colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book won a Newberry Honor award in 2003.
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