There's good trouble, bad trouble . . . and this kind of trouble.
Bristling under the unforgiving scrutiny of the principal of his new private school, sophomore Jon Matthew cobbles together a loose coalition of allies to help keep him from getting expelled from his second school in a row: Molly, a skateboarding loner burdened by a tragic event in her past; Bill, who has an epic crush on Molly but doesn't know how to talk to her; and Lauren, the girl who Jon will do anything for, but who is herself trying to become a Cool Kid instead of appreciating the real friendships she already has.
Then, on the verge of finally escaping "Christ Almighty School for the Hopelessly Insane," Jon tragically loses someone he loves. Faced with a sudden opportunity to return to the public school he's been trying to get back into, Jon discovers his head and his heartand, hell, maybe God tooall have very different ideas about what matters most in a school, in a teacher, and in a friend.
Tom Leveen is an award-winning YA novelist published by imprints of Random House and Simon & Schuster. A Little Insurrection is inspired by oddly true events and people from his own childhood in a private parochial school.