by Gary D. Schmidt
Summary: Henry's father has always said, “If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But, then Henry's older brother Franklin is critically injured in a car accident ... Trouble has arrived and it just keeps on coming. Racial tensions flare up against the driver, and secrets are revealed about Franklin. Trouble has definitely found the family, and now Henry must learn how to deal with it.
Thoughts: This is a powerful novel. It is beautifully written and tackles some tough issues in an original way. This is a memorable story that stays with you long after you close the book.