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The main characters in the story of Hoot by Carl Hiaasen are Roy Eberhardt a boy from Montana, the sassy Beatrice, and the running boy. Roy is a new kid in town. Dana the bully gave Roy the nickname "cowgirl". Roy is kind of shy he has no friends except for a kid named Garret. On his first day of school Roy spots a boy. The boy was running. Roy tries to catch him the next week. He finds out that the running boy is trying to save some owls where a pancake house is going to be built at Coconut Cove. Roy, Beatrice, and the running boy team up to save the owls. It is a great adventure full of friendship and action. Do you think they will save the owls in time?