Meet Luke Haggerty
That's Luke's only
defense when the assistant principal pulls a small handgun out of his
locker. If Mr. Sazio, the police, or the judge believed those three simple
words, Luke would never even have heard of the Phoenix.
All through the trial
he sits stone-faced. That was Reese's gun. Why doesn't Luke tell them?
Sure, no one likes a tattle tale, but this is his life! And by
the time the numbness wears off, the verdict is in: Guilty. The choice:
six months in juvenile detention or Charting A New Course, a four-week
sailing trip for troubled youth.
Until he sets his
feet on the deck planks of the Phoenix, Luke Haggerty doesn't know
what trouble really is.