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Byron is a teen in a small town. He is best friends with Mark whom his mom ends up adopting and taking him in. Byron's mom raised Mark and Byron as if they were brothers. They did everything together. Mark is a bit of a troublesome child always hot wiring cars and running of with them. Somehow Mark always seems to get his way out of things and this makes Byron jealous.
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As the two boys grow up they grow apart. Byron starts dating a girl named Cathy who has a younger brother with a drug addiction. Byron starts to spend all his time with Cathy and Mark get jealous. Byron falls in love with Cathy but when her little brother's addiction takes it to the edge problem are risen to Byron and Cathy's relationship. Byron discovers the truth about how Mark has been making his money.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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