'Dirt Road Home' is about a bot named Hal, who goes to a boys' home called "Hellenweiler". Hal and his father had made a deal to each other: Hal stays out of trouble, as long as Mr. Mitchell, Hal's dad, stops drinking alcohol. When Hal enters Hellenweiler, he realizes his deal isn't as easy as he thought it seems. He makes an acquaintance, and his name is Leroy. A few weeks into Hellenweiler, and he finds out a little more about the place. There are two "gangs": The Hounds and the Ministers. Deep into the book, he learns about a lot of Hellenweiler and the people in it. The genre of this book is coming of age, and this book is just absolutely amazing! Hal learns a lot about other boys, and himself, to find the true meaning of bravery. He had learn how to fight for himself, without fighting. What will he do? How ill he survive? Read the book to find out!