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Hoot nicely wraps up just about every conflict. The major thing that concludes is that the construction of the restaurant has been stopped. Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice successfully prove to everybody that the owls do indeed live there. Additionally, they are able to prove that the construction company intentionally...

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Hoot nicely wraps up just about every conflict. The major thing that concludes is that the construction of the restaurant has been stopped. Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice successfully prove to everybody that the owls do indeed live there. Additionally, they are able to prove that the construction company intentionally ignored environmental impact studies of the site. Roy and Beatrice have grown close over the course of the story, and the story ends with their friendship securely set. About the only "loose end" that the story leaves is what happens to Mullet Fingers. He has disappeared once again; however, the book ends with a little nod or tribute to him. Readers get to see Roy go out to the secret creek that Mullet Fingers showed him, and Roy attempts to catch a fish. He is unsuccessful, but he vows to keep on trying.

Guess I'll have to come back another day and try again, Roy thought. That's what a real Florida boy would do.

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