That Forgiveness Thing

The call to 911 sets into motion events fifteen-year-old Ben Braddock never intends. His dad goes to jail. He and his little brother are sent to stay temporarily at the home of their aunt and uncle, with a cousin he can’t stand. Ben is also required to attend counseling sessions to help him eventually be reunited with his father. He comes close to revealing his darkest secrets that first night, now his lips are sealed. His new friends present troubling challenges in order to be accepted. A question from his girlfriend, Allie, him into a downward spiral of drinking and worse. With his options depleted, Ben seeks out Patti, his social worker, whose help he’s resisted for months. But is it too late for him and Allie? What about his dad?  Every story has two sides.