Holt, K. A. House arrest. Chronicle Books, 2015. 298 pgs. $16.99. ISBN:978-1-4521-3477-2. Gr. 5+. P8 Q8
Twelve year old Timothy is on probation, sentenced to house arrest for a one year by the judge and required to keep a daily journal. Timothy was caught after stealing a wallet and using a credit card to purchase a month of medical prescriptions for his sick baby brother, Levi. The story is told in free verse and through the journal that Timothy keeps of his struggles to meet all the demands that life throws his way.
October 2015 review by Carol Bernardi.