Problem children--Fiction; Male friendship--Fiction; Mormons--Fiction
If Kevin Russell had his way, he would stay clear of his rough-around-the edges classmate Billy Blankenship, who is widely known for his pranks. Then a Church teacher senses a hint of goodness in Billy’s heart and asks Kevin to secretly befriend the troublemaker.
Unfortunately, Billy’s creative shenanigans soon land Kevin in hot water with his parents and other ward members. He persists with his assignment, and genuine changes take place in Billy’s life. It appears a lost sheep will return to the fold. But as their friendship progresses through the years, Kevin discovers Billy holds the key to what is most precious. [from publisher web site]