I thought this was a really good book and I was very thankful that I read it. It is about a kid named Jayson Barnes, and he is really good at basketball. But unfortunately, something really bad happened to him, his mother died from using drugs and his mother's boyfriend, Richie abandoned him, leaving him alone in his apartment. He does good living by himself, stealing to eat but one day, his teacher asks him when he will get new basketball shoes. So he attempts to steal new ones, but get's caught. He is put in a new rich family, and now has to live with them. He gets put in a new team in a new school, and a whole new environment, but many new opportunities have come up. I really liked it and it was a very interesting book.