Jake is not a bad person-he used to be the class joker, the comedian. He used to have "potential". But now he's been expelled from five schools and only Cattle Rise, a tough inner-city school, will take him. Here survival means keeping his head down, and that's not something Jake's very good at. Then he meets Robin, a girl with problems that are bigger and more serious than he can even imagine. Helping Robin means entering a dangerous, violent world. With strong language and explicit content, this is a brutally honest, hugely authentic new voice in teen fiction.