He couldnÕt listen to music or talk on the phone without her jumping all over him about what they listened to up in Maine, or how they talked up in Maine, or how he better not go up to Maine and start acting ghetto.
AnthonyÕs mother didnÕt even know where it was until heÕd shown it to her on a map, but that still didnÕt stop her from acting like she was born there.
Anthony ÒAntÓ Jones has never been outside his rough East Cleveland neighborhood when heÕs given a scholarship to Belton Academy, an elite prep school in Maine.But at Belton things are far from perfect. Everyone calls him ÒTony,Ó assumes heÕs from Brooklyn, expects him to play basketball, and yet acts shocked when he fights back.
As Anthony tries to adapt to a world that will never fully accept him, heÕs in for a rude awakening: Home is becoming a place where he no longer belongs.
In debut author Brian F. WalkerÕs hard-hitting novel about staying true to yourself, Anthony might find a way to survive at Belton, but what will it cost him?