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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.
About the Author
K.A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer and House Arrest, along with several other books for young people. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas, and is active within the vibrant Texas writing community.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12yo Timothy is sentenced to a year of house arrest after stealing a wallet to buy meds for his ill infant brother. His counselor makes him keep a journal. This novel in verse follows a year in the life of this caring and angry boy who despite his dad abandoning them is surrounded by a loving community. I read this in one sitting. I love this book!I It was accessible and I was complete engrossed, wanting all good things for Timothy.