Popsugar Reading Challenge category: A book with onomatopoeia in the title
Book: Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
Hoot has all of Carl Hiassen's hallmarks: environmentalism, Florida weirdness (alligators in the porta-johns!), and an ending where everyone gets their just desserts. As it's a middle-grade novel, there are no murders as there usually are in his adult books.
Roy, a middle school student, is new to Florida and missing Montana. He befriends a runaway who's on a mission to save the endangered burrowing owls. The owls about to get bulldozed for a construction project, because the company has managed to hide their existence. Roy has to dodge both the construction company and the school bully as he and his friends use creative pranks to delay construction until they can come up with a plan to safely stop it for good.
Along the way, Roy makes more friends, finds a way to thwart the bully, and finds that he loves Florida after all.