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When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.

It seems as if the only progress that's going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail. Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his friend Toon get jumped? Then Reese gets a second chance when he's picked for the work program at a senior citizens' home. He doesn't mean to keep messing up, but it's not so easy, at Progress or in life. One of the residents, Mr. Hooft, gives him a particularly hard time. If he can convince Mr. Hooft that he's a decent person, not a criminal, maybe he'll be able to convince himself.

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers offers an honest story about finding a way to make it without getting lost in the shuffle.

Publisher: New York : 2011. Amistad,
ISBN: 9780061214806
Branch Call Number: YF MYER


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Jul 02, 2018

Well worth the reading and think all teens especially should read this . Even interesting for adults . Powerful story .

Jun 13, 2016

Love Love this book. His experience in a dentention cencer helping and everything. I read this book back in 6th grade and could not stop reading. Worth a good read

May 27, 2010

Interest Level: Middle Grades Plus
Type: Fiction
Book Level: 4.7
AR Pts: 7.0
Word Count: 45613

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