Finch Goes Wild by Janet Gingold
Approx. 57,060 words.
Published on August 11, 2010.
Harmon doesn't fit into the hole he gets shoved into. He has to break out. With his grades at an all-time low and his weight off the charts, he knows he's headed for trouble. Even in his music he finds too many wrong notes. When the noise of his jeering classmates and nagging mother threatens to overwhelm him, he finds a whole new world to explore in nearby wild places.