S. L. Rottman is a favorite author of mine since I read Hero - and Out of the Blue did not disappoint. Stuart lives with his mom who is in command of an Air Force base in Minot, ND. Unfortunately, he is on his own much of the time since his mom must leave on a mission, and his dad is in Nevada.
Stuart ends up stealing a car, running over a neighbor, and generally getting into a lot of trouble on the new Air Force base. I never knew what life was like living on a military base, but by reading this book, I realize how hard it must be moving from base to base and having to leave and make new friends every few years.