Promises to Keep by Paul Langan
No one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he has become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he has caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. Will his next move lead him to ruin or redemption--or both?