Next Great Read – Alcapone Does My Shirts

Next Great Read -  Alcapone Does My Shirts

Avery Cotten, Reporter

This book follows the story of Moose Flannigan. It is 1935 and he is forced to move to Alcatraz, a prison for the worst of the worst. All he wants is to protect his sister, who has undiagnosed autism, but that gets harder and harder each day. He makes new friends, attempts not to get roped into the schemes of the warden’s daughter, Piper, and tries to survive his new school. This diary-style book captures a true sibling bond and the struggles of a teenage boy as he learns to be himself and to let his sister take some risks in the world that she’s been sheltered from for so many years before.