Coe Booth continues the story of Tyrell (2006), a boy whose constant struggle living in the Bronx should be bringing him down. But he remains optimistic. Tyrell’s father comes home from jail and Tyrell hopes the family can pull it together enough to get his younger brother out of foster care. But Tyrell’s dad and the people he’s living with remain connected to illegal activity and Tyrell finds out his mother slept around while his father was in jail. Physical abuse, drug use, and sexual activity abound. Tyrell’s language is much more raw in this new chapter of his life. It may be realistic, but it’s probably too harsh for most school libraries.