Bricks dad has a temper; you never know when hes going to blow. His moms self-absorbed and leaves the care of his little sister to Brick. Its no wonder Brick has to let off a little steam of his own once in a while. This summer Bricks going to take up Mr. Larkins offer of work, even though hes been forbidden to fraternize with the neighbours. Hes going to earn enough money to escape on the day of his sixteenth birthday. But who will his dad turn to when he doesnt have a son to kick around anymore? Home Truths is a revealing portrait of a bully-in-the-making and his journey to redemption.