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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.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published on August 9, 2016 by Chronicle Books
ISBN-10: 1452156484
ISBN-13: 9781452156484
9 Book Reviews
  • rosemary_books
    rosemary_books10 days55 starsFeatured
    This book was touching. I loved every bit of it. It is about a 12 year old boy named Timothy who is under house arrest. From his point of view, we learn that what we are reading is his journal, given to him by the judge to write in. As we read Timothy's journal, we learn the hardships his family is going through, such as his brother, Levi, having a messed up trachea (a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe). Through awful nurses, divorce problems, and controlling himself, we join Timothy on the wild ride of trying to help Levi while under house arrest. This book had parts where I started to tear up, and yet there were still parts that made me smile. I highly recommend House Arrest.
    • roxanne3
      roxanne3over 2 years33 stars
      This book was... interesting. I do like it, but it was not my favorite because I could not relate to it personally, and I like that type of story better. It is so sad, though, I feel bad and am praying for families that this happens to!! I think that everyone could try reading this, and you either would really like it, or even if you didn't really get into it you might learn something very important!!
      • trl_foonix
        trl_foonixover 2 years55 stars
        The book "House Arrest" is about a boy named Timothy who was under house arrest, hence the title, "House Arrest." The situations in the story can accurately depicts a human being, and is from the point of view of Timothy. This story is a very interesting story and I highly recommend it to other people to read it. The author did a great job making the story, and a great job making the reader interested in the book!
        • timmu_boi
          timmu_boiover 2 years44 stars
          This book is about a boy named Timothy who is under house arrest. Timothy goes through a lot of ups and downs in his life, much like an average human. The story is told in first person view of Timothy, and is told in a more humorous way. The author does an awesome job at grabbing the readers attention, and is a great and interesting story for kids, and maybe even people of an older age to read. The story is easy for people in the reading level to read, and is a read book to read!
          • booklover_27
            booklover_27over 2 years33 stars
            This book is an interesting read about Timothy, who is under house arrest. This relates to the problems that some people face in life, and is a humorous story that is told from the point of view of Timothy, and his journal entries. This story is funny, and is easy for children to understand. The author does a good job grabbing the reader's attention, and I think this would be an awesome choice!
            • Nico Ashantiover 2 years
              This book is incredible and handles a difficult and sad topic really well. I also love how this book doesn't sugarcoat things so children can understand the hardship of life, and that some things just can't be explained. I totally love this book and I would read this more than once.
              • karefulover 2 years
                This book has a very interesting background and a unique way of interpreting the story. I think this book is absolutely fascinating and intriguing. I definitely recommend this book.
                • kmoney123123
                  kmoney123123over 4 years
                  This book was about a person who was getting arrested but he had to find med for his brother.I read a few page it's like a poem and I did not like it
                  • Lilyalmost 5 years
                    Awesome book