The First Stone is a novel by Don Aker about a teenage boy named Chad ‘Reef’ Kennedy, who lives with his foster parent. He spends most of his time at an abandoned building with his friends. One day he decides to do something that he will regret; he throws a rock at a passing car and hits the windshield, the driver ends up being horribly injured. His punishment is to volunteer at a rehab center where he finds out how people’s lives can be ruined. He learns that every rash decision you make has the chance to ruin someone’s life.