Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.
'The Honest Truth' by Dan Gemeinhart. " Written for tweens, this raw, honest, personal portrayal of a brave young boy taking control of his life and trying to live his dream is unforgettable." Rating: 5 stars