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Matthew Flanagan, known as Moose, is a twelve-year-old boy when his family moves from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island off of San Francisco. Moose has a sister who suffers from a mental disability. For this reason, Moose's mother encouraged her husband to find a job at Alcatraz as an electrician and prison guard so that their daughter might be able to enroll in a new school that is rumored to be able to help children like Natalie to function out in the real world. No one asked Moose if he wanted to move and he is homesick for everyone who was important in his life before now.

Moose struggles to fit in not only in a new school, but with the kids who have been living on Alcatraz for nearly a year. Not only this, but Moose finds himself in a position to cause his whole...

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