Dave is introduced to his new family the Catanze's this was a longer stay for Dave he ran into most of his problems here one of his new foster brother took Dave under his wing and as they hung out more Dave got in trouble.
Dave meets a friend at his new school and, and this kid turns out to be a very bad influence on Dave and by Dave trying to fit in him and this kid plan many mischievous pranks one of the pranks insist on Lightning the class on fire while the class was gone.
as a result of the fire Dave was blamed for the fire and his friend left him hanging so now Dave is in a juvenile Detention center for about a month. after he is released he goes through a serious of home through California.
He finds that he has no more interest in school because he will be out of the system soon, and he decides that making money is his only concern. He enlists in the Air Force, and when his mother congratulations him on his graduation, l
he begins to cry hoping that she will finally tell him that she loves him. He realizes that his mother will never be the kind of mother he is longing for, and he finally finds a mother’s love in his foster mother, Alice.