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House Arrest by K.A.Holt

Boys don't write in journals unless they've been court-ordered.

That's how Week 1 starts in House Arrest, a book by K.A.Holt.

One year.
One journal.
One path to redemption.

That is the deal for Timothy. 

Who finds himself 
in this precarious situation 
Because of a stupid act,
of kindness. 
He was only trying to help,
that's all.
He knows now
that it was the opposite of help.
He's not sorry though.
Just sorry he got caught.
Because it would have helped.
He knows it would have.

He was trying to do it for Levi,
his baby brother.
That wallet that cost him his freedom
would have helped with Levi's medication for one month.
Timothy made it one and a half days 
Before he was caught.

House Arrest is narrated in verse.
Hence the attempt at this unusual review.
But with this book
It works. 
Taking us deep into this young boy's thoughts.

Middle graders will love this book.
Heck, I loved this book.
Revealing the flaws in the system.

House Arrest is certain 
to start a discussion. 
A great book for classroom book chats.
An easy format to read.
Relatable to both boys and girls.

5/5 Sukasa Stars 


Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog:, as well as a lifestyle blog: T: @SukasaStyle) 
House Arrest by K.A.Holt is published by Chronicle Books.