Moving from Orlando to Philadelphia changes nineteen year old Hale's life - literally. His alcoholic aunt is never home, leaving him and his eldest cousin, Levi, to look after the four younger children. Back home in Florida, his grandparents raised him after his dad got shot playing golf and his mother was declared bipolar, getting locked in a mental institution. Now, he is left in a new city with new people.
Playing the parent for three years now, Hale unintentionally gets involved with the boy who everyone avoids, creating a bigger mess than ever anticipated.