Roy has moved from state to state his whole life because his dad is a government worker. He didn’t have high hopes when he moved to Florida. In the first couple of weeks of middle school Roy made a few friends and some enemies. One friend, called Mullet Fingers, and Roy found a few Burrowing Owls in the ground at a new construction site for a pancake restaurant. The boys knew the owls would be killed within the next few days so they worked out a plan to save them. At the groundbreaking ceremony, they convinced the crowd that there were Burrowing Owls on the site. Everyone listened for the owls and slowly they came out of hiding. The crowd no longer wanted the restaurant to be built where the owls were living. The restaurant company feared they would get bad publicity and decided to find another site for their restaurant.
My favorite part of the book was when the officer found the alligators in the portable toilets! I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading or owls.