Cade Swanson is a lot of things. An artist, a friend, a brother. One thing he is not? Rich. Not even close. Not even a little bit. And being the poor kid living in a rich man's world can be harder than you'd think. Between a mom who works two jobs, raising his brother in her absence, and a best friend who hardly pays him any attention, Cade is finding more and more that high school sucks worse than he'd ever imagined. His art is his only escape; not only from life but from his dead-end town. And the state art show is fast approaching. Cade must win this art show to get a scholarship and say goodbye to his horrible past.