House Arrest (Hardcover)

(Young Adult Books, Middle School Books, Books for Teens)

By K.A. Holt

Chronicle Books, 9781452134772, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/9/2016)

List Price: 16.99*
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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.

Praise For House Arrest: (Young Adult Books, Middle School Books, Books for Teens)

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion."--Kirkus Reviews

Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018

"Touches of humor lighten the mood, and Holt's firsthand knowledge of the subject adds depth to this poignant drama without overwhelming it."--Publishers Weekly

"This gripping novel in verse. is serious and funny, thrilling and touching, sweet and snarky."--School Library Journal.

"Readers will nod their heads in sympathy with this guy who breaks the rules for all of the right reasons."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"I couldn't stop crying, couldn't stop being angry, couldn't stop laughing, . well, I just couldn't stop reading."--Books & Whatnot

"Holt's verse captures the voice of a troubled youth."- School Library Connection