Told in first person verse, this book is the story of twelve year-old Tim Davidson’s year of house arrest, a consequence of stealing a credit card and using it to purchase medicine for his baby brother.  Allowed to leave his house only to attend school and for mandated visits with a probation officer and a psychologist, Tim deals with the stress of his brother’s life-threatening health issues, the financial struggles of his single parent mom, and the court required journal that he must keep while trying to stay out of trouble and avoid being sent to a juvenile facility.  This realistic look at the dilemma of a boy trying to do what is right in the midst of a life where most everything seems to be going wrong will appeal to readers 11+.