Heroes are hard to find, especially for Sean, who, at fifteen years old, has never had it easy.
He's estranged from his father and abused by his mother—Sean feels he has nowhere to turn. Suspended from school and with a mounting police record, he is one step away from serious trouble. Sentenced to community service for violating curfew, Sean is sent to Mr. Hassler's farm, where he's forced to confront his fears and take charge of his own life. When Sean is faced with a dangerous situation that tests his true character, he learns just what it means to be a hero.
In an age where it seems that few truly worthy heroes exist, S. L. Rottman has written a compelling and realistic portrayal of the conflicts that drive a young man toward his destiny.
About the Author
S. L. Rottman is a former teacher and the author of several young adult novels. A graduate of Colorado State University, Rottman lives in Colorado.
"Rottman makes a promising debut with this YA novel about an abused teenager who gradually comes to trust another human being. . . . The book concludes credibly-there are no easy answers. Sean has discovered the heroism in everyday acts of courage-and his message is a powerful one for adolescents."—Publishers Weekly