Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; Family violence; divorced parents; legal guardian; abusive mother
After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father, ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he can take control of his own life.
Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2001, Winner; Oklahoma Book Award, 1998, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)
estranged father; horses; school suspension; police record; community service; farm
Rottman, S. L., "Hero" (1997). DIVerse Families. 1062.