In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn’t. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won’t be allowed to leave until he’s admitted his “mistakes” and conformed to Harmony Lake’s standards of behavior. And there’s no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett’s spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It’s incredibly risky — if he’s caught, the consequences will be unthinkable — but it may be his only way out.
In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning young adult author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive — and notoriously dangerous — boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents’ whim.
I really liked this book!
It makes you think about what is going on in our world to day and how we got where we are today
It was depressing but sometimes you need a splash of Reality