This year is not going at all how Benny Barrows expected. He hasn't gotten any better at riding a bike--even though his brother George, who's autistic, can actually do tricks. His best friend moved away and he's having trouble finding a new one. His teacher is suddenly acting very strange. And worst of all, Benny worries he's to blame for the accident that sent his dad to the hospital. When his principal announces a contest that will recognize students for their good deeds around the school, Benny starts to think his mom might be right--when bad things happen, you should focus on helping others. But no matter how helpful Benny tries to be, no one seems to notice. Making videos with his toy figurines is the only time Benny feels like he's in control--and the only time he can imagine a happy ending. Now Benny just needs to figure out how to do the same for him and his family.
Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Family problems -- Juvenile fiction.
Fortune -- Juvenile fiction.
Helpfulness -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
School children -- Juvenile fiction.
School contests -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.