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.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months
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Wow! This book left me speechless. It was absolutely wonderful and I love how realistic it is! The story is amazing!
It shows how a modern day 12-13 year old boy might be feeling and thinking in the situation Timothy has found himself in.
My favorite character is Timothy's mother "Annie" because she takes care of her family at all costs. She always finds a way of making things work. She never gives up and she never says she can't do it.
My favorite scene is the carnival because everyone is happy and having a great time.
I recommend this wonderful book to any reader who enjoys a good story.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.
This book's publishing date is October 6, 2015.