For 7th grader Tobin McCauley, life isn't easy. His mother died five years ago. Since then, his older two brothers and sister have become nearly juvenile delinquents. When his Dad is home, he only stares at the television, and his Granny desperately needs to improve her driving and people skills. Add that to the fact that Tobin is friendless and an underachiever. So when Tobin is suspended for fighting at school, it really doesn't come as a surprise to anyone. The good news, however, is through the skirmish he meets Henry and his brother Harrison who talk him into joining them in the chicken producing business. Through them and the chickens, he learns the importance of family, friends, love, and life. This book by the author of Dovey Coe is laugh-out-loud funny and a real tear-jerker, also.
Date read: 4/28/2009