Arthur Berndt is struggling to survive his chaotic childhood
and the odds are stacked against him. Every day he is trapped under the same
roof with a fearsome enemy—his violent father. Arthur knows better than to tell
anyone outside his house what’s going on inside it. What happens in the Berndt
household is nobody else’s business; Arthur himself understands this unspoken
While his father conducts a reign of terror at home, on the
streets Arthur conducts one of his own. He desperately searches for friendship—with
all the wrong people. As a result of his misguided quest for acceptance, Arthur
turns into a precocious lawbreaker. He gets caught up in the legal system, becomes
an unwelcome misfit in his neighborhood, and earns the title of black sheep at home.
Will Arthur survive his father’s physical attacks? Can he
overcome his criminal tendencies before they become a way of life? Read
Arthur’s gripping story now!