With a zero-tolerance policy for those in authority, 13-year-old Alden Wamboldt is setting himself up for a life behind bars. His actions are derived from two things - anger and power. He gets his thrills from antagonizing those who should have the rule over him. Well, that, and making his peers hate the day they were born.
But Alden is in for a huge surprise when he meets probation officer Philip Bones, a man whose motto is to “make no bones about it." When it seems everyone else has given up all hope on Alden’s improving, Philip Bones steps up to the plate. He is bound and determined to rescue the young man from self-destruction, but if he can do it, it will go down in history as a miracle.
What members say
- Joyce A. Schraeder
- Houston, TX
Hard hitting truth. Had real heart and soul. I especially enjoyed the dedication of Mr Philip Bones. This is a great story for any teen, either to help a situation or understand someone else. I did enjoy the sarcastic humor that added punch to the story line. I also liked that it shows a young boy can be helped. The narrator is excellent in his many voices. An actual teen narrator added realness to the story line. This is a good book for all ages because our entire family enjoy every word.