House Arrest by K. A. Holt is one of my favorite summer reads so far. Timothy is desperate to help his mom after his baby brother is born with special medical needs and his father abandons the family. Baby Levi needs constant care, the medical debt is mounting, and their mom is struggling to balance working enough with caring for her children; so Timothy makes a choice purchase Levi's medicine - with a stolen credit card! To avoid juvie, he has to spend a whole year on house arrest, meeting with a therapist and probation officer, and writing in a journal. He's supposed to prove how sorry he is, but instead of regret his journal, which becomes this heartwarming novel in verse, reveals his anger, desperation, and above all, love.
I listened to the audiobook version on Libby, but I might use it for my novel in verse bingo square. P.S. I just saw that there is a sequel, so you could also count this quick read as part of a series.