Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - House Arrest by K. A. Holt

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles of books we are eagerly anticipating.

House Arrest by K. A. Holt. 304 p. Chronicle Books LLC, September 29, 2015. 9781452134772.

Publisher synopsis: 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.

I enjoy this author's work. I like Rhyme Schemer so much that when a seventh grade LA teacher came in looking for some good books for some lit circles for her reluctant readers, I immediately recommended it. She did choose it and her students approved!

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