This young adult novel-in-verse tells the moving story of one boy's hard-won path to redemption.
Timothy is a good kid who did a bad thing. Now he's under house arrest for a whole year. He has to check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, keep a journal, and 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.
Touching, funny, and always original, House Arrest is an ideal addition to any young adult book collection. This humorous novel-in-verse will delight reluctant readers and provide teens with motivation when it's needed most.
TALENTED AUTHOR: K.A. Holt is the award-winning author of many middle grade novels-in-verse including Ben Bee and the Teacher Griefer, Redwood & Ponytail, House Arrest, Knockout, and Rhyme Schemer. She is also the author of From You to Me, Gnome-a-geddon, and several other books for young readers, including the illustrated picture book I Wonder.
PART OF AN INSPIRING SERIES: Readers who love House Arrest won't want to miss Knockout, a companion book that revisits the same characters 11 years after the events in House Arrest.
READERS LOVE IT: With hundreds of 5-star ratings, reviewers rave that this book is "heart wrenching" and a "must read."
- Tweens and teens who enjoy stories about resilience and redemption
- Teachers and librarians seeking middle grade read-aloud titles
- Fans of K.A. Holt's other books as well as middle grade novels like Slammed by Colleen Hoover and Ghost or Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
About the Author
K.A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer, along with several other books for young people. She lives in Austin, Texas.