Wallace and his parents had just lost their son and were currently living at St, Nicholas Housing project of Harlem.
Wallace and his family loose Jermaine.
Wallace's parents are divorced, his mom came out as gay and is in a relationship with named Yvonne. Meanwhile his father has many girlfriends.
Wallace's parents background.
When Wallace's brother, Jermaine, died they were in the midst of an argument. He had been involved with gang activity and told Wallace to stay away from the barber shop... later he tried forcing Wallace to join the gang with him. When Wallace refused he was furious.
Jermaine's and Wallace's argument.
Wallace coping with grief and sadness and turned to anger, he has been cruel to everyone. Eventually, due to so much pressure Wallace and His friend Vega consider joining in on the gang activity mostly for protection. Vega even goes as far as considering to kill two gang leaders.
Should we join....?
I want to kill the leaders.... make this all go away.
Vega and Wallace's discussion and struggles.
Yvonne notices Wallace is struggling, so she steals legos from her job at a toy store that help Wallace a lot. Later on, she gets arrested and Wallace and Vega realize that they need to change their ways. So Vega and Wallace throw the gun Vega had into a river.
Vega and Wallace's new plan.
Wallace. Vega. Sue-Ellen and Yvonne's ending.
At the end of the story Yvonne is released, they all decide Wallace needs new experiences … with that in mind they all go out eat together at a food truck...