Moose's mother and Natalie's new psychologist, Mrs.
Kelly, push Moose into take full care of Natalie and to take her everywhere he goes to help improve her social skills.
Marinoff School, an off-island school for children with mental illness directed by a Mr. This lie is encouraged by Moose's mother, who believes that the Marinoff School is Natalie's only hope for a cure and wants to avoid sending Natalie to a mental institution.
Due to his parents' hectic work schedules, Moose is left with almost full responsibility of Natalie, while also trying to fit in at his new on-island school. Marinoff School, but is sent back home almost immediately, because she's having trouble adjusting.
Moose becomes friends with the warden's daughter, Piper, who regularly gets into trouble in her attempts to earn money to get off of Alcatraz.
Piper talks him into being part of her money-making schemes, like having inmates on the island do laundry for the kids at school.
I’ve been using their services for a year now, and they have never let me down.
When I realized I couldn’t keep up with football practice and essays, I decided to hire someone to complete the homework for me.
Scared of his sister hanging out with a convict, Moose is only reassured because of his confidence that she will be re-accepted to the Marinoff School.
Moose and his family's hopes are crushed when the school rejects Natalie.