Things have been going well for Dan, he is doing well in school, excells at baseball enough to potentially earn a scholarship, has a girlfriend, and lots of friends, but he knows things are not right at home. His family has always been middle class, but lately things seem to have gotten tight financially. What his parents haven't shared is how close they are to being homeless.
When it finally reaches that point, they are forced to live with relatives. That only works for awhile until they are forced to move to "Tent City." An area set up by the city for the homeless to stay.
The book focuses on Dan coming to grips with his new reality and learning navigate the new challenges of being homeless and its effects on his relationships and his future. It also takes a hard look at the very real problem of homelessness and how society and communities deal with it.