Fly, Colton, Fly: The True Story of the Barefoot Bandit - Jackson Holtz
This is about about Colton Harris-Moore's life and crime spree. This was written by a reporter who covered this story for a few years. It's interesting to read an in depth account of this from a reporter. You get a better idea, because of geography, how Colton was able to allude the police (plus the FBI and homeland security). The book gives all of the fun details of Colton's plane flights and run from the law while it also questions why people celebrate certain criminals.
The book also serves as a very sad commentary about kids with extremely poor parents. His childhood was a mess. Colton's mom is an alcoholic and his dad was a heroin addict who died mysteriously in a motel room when Colton was very young. After his father was gone, there were a few more drug addicted boyfriends in Colton's life. Colton started breaking into houses at a very young age stealing food when his mom was not home to feed him. But, Colton did have a few people that tried to help him and he was given opportunities to get on track but didn't seem interested in a life that didn't involve stealing.