Heroes are hard to find, especially for Sean.  Estranged from his father and abused by his mother, Sean has been sentenced to community service at Mr. Hassler's horse farm, where he is forced to confront his fears and take charge of his own life.  When Sean is faced with a dangerous situation that tests his tru character, he learns just what it means to be a hero.

1999 An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
1998 Oklahoma Book Award 
1998 New York Public Libraries Books for the Teen Age
1999 Nominee, Oklahoma Sequoyah Book List 
1999-2000 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award List (Maryland)
2000 Nevada Young Readers’ Award, Young Adult
2000 Texas Library Association TAYSHAS High School Reading List
2000 South Carolina Association of School Librarians Young Adult Book Award
2003 Alaska Battle of the Books
2004 An ALA Popular Paperback
2010-11 Alaska Battle of the Books alternate