Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Blue Helmet by William Bell
William Bell is like Eric Walters- any book he writes, I must buy it and read it. Ann at Titles suggested this one when it came out, and boy was I glad she did.
Lee is a tough kid who deals with his mother's death and father's indifference by joining a gang. But, when something goes wrong, Lee is given one last chance to lead a good life.
When Lee meets a new friend, he discovers close-up what mental illness can do to a person. This is an excellent read! I think it would make a great read aloud too.