House Arrest

Timothy is on probation. It’s a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. By turns touching and funny, and always original, House Arrest is a middlegrade novel in verse about one boy’s path to redemption as he navigates life with a sick brother, a grieving mother, and one tough probation officer.

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Awards and Honors

Bank Street Best Book of 2015
Nerdy Book Club award for poetry 2015
Cybils Poetry Award finalist 2016
Spirit of Texas Reading Program Middle School List for 2016-2017
Nominee for 2017 Mississippi Magnolia Awards
Nominee for the 2016-1017 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Nominee for the 2016-2017 Maine Student Book Award
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