House Arrest

House Arrest

By K. A. Holt

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452134772, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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
Kari Anne Holt is the author of several middle grade novels in verse including"Rhyme Schemer" and "Brains for Lunch", which received a starred review in "Publishers Weekly" and was highlighted on the Texas Library Association s Annotated Lone Star Reading List for 2011. She is also the author of" Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel", a nominee for the 2014 Connecticut Library Association Nutmeg Book Award and the 2013 Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Kari has recently contributed to the anthology, "Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters To Their Teen Selves". Learn more about her at