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Sixteen-year-old Dylan was kicked out of his unstable home and is living on the street. He has nowhere to sleep, no food and no money. Dylan learns the rules of the street the hard way: keep to yourself, do not owe money to anyone, stay on your own turf and do not befriend the beautiful girl working for the local pimp.
Most street kids who became junkies, prostitutes or who worked for a dealer fell victim to abusive and controlling predators. Dylan sometimes shares a meal or lies next to one of these kids in a squalid abandoned factory. He has a theory that every fourth person will give him a few coins; his second theory is that he is sure he can escape being sucked into a black hole. He tries to get in touch with his long-lost grandfather and then he meets Glen, a man whose company finances an alternative school for street kids. This is Dylan's only chance and he knows that he has to make a good choice.
This heart-wrenching novel describes the cruel world of street kids who have to fend for themselves.