While people are celebrating Yankee Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak and worrying about being drawn into World War II, fourteen-year-old Junior Bledsoe is dealing with his abusive father’s death and his cantankerous grandfather who lives with
them. Consumed by unanswered questions surrounding his father’s death, Junior begrudgingly makes friends with a boy named Catfish, who promises to help him find some answers. But the road they take comes with trouble. And “borrowing”
the neighbor’s car late at night without permission is just the beginning. In this gripping coming-of-age novel, a boy with a difficult past courageously confronts this wrong and begins to heal and to forgive.