Lincoln Mendoza used to live in the city. Now, he lives in a nice suburb and goes to a new school. Lincoln looks for his friend James at lunch and sees him sitting next to a girl. Her name is Monica. She went to Lincolns old school too.
After school, Lincoln tells James that he has a crush on her. James has a crush on her too.
At lunch the next day, Linc sees Monica is the library. Lincoln asks her if she wants to play basketball on Sunday. She says yes!
Lincs friend Tony from his old school calls him. He says that at a thrift shop in the city, Lincs old TV is there! Lincs TV was stolen before, he is so excited to see it! When he sees it, Tony starts to be rude to the man working there, and Linc gets mad at him, then he walks away.
On Sunday, Linc meets Monica at the elementary school. Monica accidentally trips Lincoln and he hurts his knee really bad. He doesn't think he can play in the basketball game against his old school.
The next day, Lincoln stays home from school because of his knee. He hears someone come inside the house and he thinks its his mom, so he goes to say hello. It isn't his mom! Its a man that Lincoln has never seen before, he broke in. Linc chases him away.