House Arrest

House Arrest

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781452140841
1452140847
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.


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LearnDressage
Jun 28, 2017

Well written and a fantastic journey through the emotions of a young boy dealing with grown up issues. Recommend for young adults and adults alike. Fast read that you won't want to put down.

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tem453
May 27, 2017

This was the kind of book that jabs you in the heart a couple of times and leaves you wandering whether you want to smile, cry, hit something, or all of the above. The verse is perfect for such vivid emotion, and the wit of the narrator lightens the drama just enough to keep it from being overwhelming. Amazing read!

So, those "frustratingly mixed messages" mentioned in the Kirkus review for House Arrest? I loved them. This book does an excellent job of showing how incredibly unfair life can be, and how doing the wrong thing for the right reasons can make a lot of sense. Highly recommend!

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