The convicts on Alcatraz Island are the kind other prisons don't want. In 1935, Moose Flanagan moves with his sister Natalie and his parents to the Island. Alcatraz is a 12-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd, and surrounded by water. Moose and his sister are not the only kids who live here. There are 23 others on the island because their dads work as guards, cooks, doctors, or electricians for the prison. In addition to their families, there are a ton of murderers, hit men, con men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, and kidnappers. There may even be an innocent man or two, but that's highly unlikely. 'You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.'
Similar books: Bandits Moon by Sid Fleischman; Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Date read: 4/13/2009