LeRoy and the Old Man
By W.E. Butterworth
When LeRoy witnesses a gang stabbing, his mother sends him to Mississippi to live with his grandfather until things calm down. At first, LeRoy thinks this is going to be awful, but his grandfather turns out to be more interesting than he expected. LeRoy learns to run a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico and to drive a truck for the first time. LeRoy and his grandfather begin to form a tight bond, which is suddenly in danger of ripping apart when LeRoy’s father comes back into town and asks LeRoy to choose between what is right and what is easy. This is a great story about family and making the right choices when life is hard.