Strength, responsibility, security, love, and respect are all characteristics  that make a man ,but what about the journey to that point of maturity? The mistakes, high times, heartbreaks, infatuation, weaknesses, recklessness, and wiping of tears; these experiences help mold a boy for the future. The obstacles faced by many that were once silenced, now find a voice and a place within these pages. It is a rite of passage , marking a transition from adolescence to adulthood. This is not the happiest story or  a fairytale , it is a life journey with both joyful and tumultuous times at the core. You must know the truth to understand that this, is the shaping of a boy.
This not a story of growing up; it’s about survival.