This novel takes place in Coconut Cove, Florida. This small town, located on the water, has a beach feel to it. The story occurs in 2000 about spring time. There is a golf course near a dump for old cars and trucks, including an old ice cream truck that one of the characters, “Mullet Fingers”, hides out in. There is also a construction site for a Pancake House. There is also one high school in Coconut Cove.
This novel begins when a boy, Roy Eberhardt, moves to Coconut Cove, Florida. Roy becomes the victim of the school bully, Dana, on the bus. Roy looks out the window on the bus one day and sees another boy running barefoot and fast as lightning. After having to get through ...view middle of the document...
They even get proof from the official environmental impact file that the foreman stole. The owls, along with their habitat, are saved when the construction lot becomes an Owl Sanctuary.
Mullet Fingers, being a runaway, attempts to escape from seeing his family, climbs out of a bathroom window, only to be mistaken for a burglar. His mother lies and tells the police that he stole from her and he is sent to a juvenile detention center. Conveniently, it is the same one that Dana is at. While using Dana as a distraction, he escapes the detention center and finds Roy. After talking for some time, Roy finds out more about Mullet Fingers, including his real name, Napoleon Bridger.
Roy Eberhardt is the main character of this novel. He is a teenage boy who is used to being the new kid at school since his dad’s job causes his family to move quite frequently. When the book begins, Roy is a timid boy who just wants to blend in with the crowd and go unnoticed. As he starts to meet other characters and the plot thickens, Roy realizes that it is okay to be different than the average teenager. He finds a new inner strength and self confidence and is able to put it to good use when he stands up for the owls.
Beatrice is another major character. She, unlike Roy, comes off very confident from the start. She is almost cocky. She is a strong soccer player and is known as “Beatrice the Bear” on and off the field. As the story progesses we wee Beatrice’s softer more insecure side as she open up to Roy. It turns out that Beatrice uses the tough girl act to protect herself from hurting as she deals with her problems at home.
Beatrice’s step brother ‘Mullet Fingers” becomes friends with Roy. He...