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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - daatwood - LibraryThing
An interesting and raw look at life inside of a juvenile detention facility through the eyes of main character Maurice Anderson. After a series of bad choices and setbacks, he faces the possibility of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sullywriter - LibraryThing
For some reason, this one has been sitting on my shelf for months. I thought I better read it when saw it received an NBA nomination and glad I did. This novel is Walter at his very best! Read full review