Determined to help his mother, Carlos doesn’t care that the courts severed her rights. Legally, he might be an orphan but somehow he will find a way to still be a good son. But while he is in juvie his hands are tied.
When Carlos is offered the chance to go to a foster family he can’t say no, even with random drug testing, summer school, and being far from his mom as part of the deal. Rules and school aren’t his thing, but if he can gain the foster parents’, trust he just might earn the freedom he needs.
Pretending to be a ‘good boy’ leads to a reward he didn’t anticipate: glass-blowing classes. With an outlet to express himself Carlos begins to heal from the wounds of a childhood filled with abuse and abandonment.
When his mother is hospitalized after a severe beating, Carlos is more determined than ever to save his mom. He risks prison and losing everything he’s worked so hard for, but if he pursues his art he must turn his back on the only family he’s ever known. Either way, he’s screwed.