Serving as his brother's keeper and staying on a good path are some of the values that Beaver embodies as he tries to make a decent life for himself and his brother after his mother's death and his stint in prison. Younger brother Cande, a teen who has been left to fend for himself, has been abused by his father while Beaver served time. When Beaver returns home, neighbors and friends pitch in to help the boys. But some of the old pitfalls are still present, as is the danger of their father. Will the brothers' love for each other and their growing support system overcome the barriers and temptations that make a life of crime the easier way?E This book is an inspiration for young people, especially those who have faced the problems of city life and poverty.