By: Dalton Watrous
The characters in the story is Roy, mullet fingers, curly, David delinko, and Beatrice Leep.
Roy Eberhardt has moved so often he has lost track of how many times he has changed schools. After moving from Montana to Florida's Gulf Coast, he befriends Beatrice and her brother. The siblings show Roy their hideaway, where they secretly take care of a flock of wild owls. When they learn that a restaurant will be built where the owls live, the three decide to enlist the help of a local policeman to save the birds
The theme of growing up is one of the most prevalent themes. It reinforces the idea that life is all about change and how we adapt to it. We are also shown throughout the story that with maturity comes responsibility. It is exemplified in a simplistic form of a bildungsroman or the maturation of a young man. A final important theme is that of integrity. Roy finds out that life is always about learning to adjust to change and still make the best decisions you can make under the circumstances. As Roy says, it’s about finding a balance between the head and the heart and then living with the consequences, no matter what they turn out to be.