by characters close to him as the novel progresses.
and earn a degree in electrical engineering. In this little opportunity, Carl repairs stolen
the stereo into a company box for resale. Although this seems like the perfect crime,
something goes terribly wrong with his admirable plan and Carl gets busted for the radios
along with all of the other juveniles helping him. Ironically he was busted for the car audio
Therefore, Carl was sent ?up country? to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin whom he
hasn?t seen for a little over eight years. That?s when all of the trouble starts, including a
run in with the local redneck bully and his girlfriend. On a good note while staying with
his secondary family, he meets a wonderful country girl with whom he ultimately stays with
stay in school and earn that electrical degree.
long for. Carl had always yearned for a stable family. When he was busted and was forced
to move in with his aunt and uncle he, at first, dreaded the idea. He was moving in with a
family he hadn?t seen for eight years! As things moved on, Carl formed a niche in the little
stereotyped character. Carl?s cousin Bob who shows the traits of the conventional red-neck,
series of events that invariably results in disaster.
they could see how hard life can sometimes be. Carl is an exceptional student who works
hard for his goals, but he knows he will never reach them because of his home and family.
took the wrong path and he ended up with a good and stable family, a girlfriend, and a
hope to reach is goal. So I say take the wrong path and maybe you could end up with what
All things considered, Carl had an extremely hard life with his alcoholic mother. But as
you will see, when he got away from her he matured and grew emotionally. He essentially
got everything he prayed and wished for. Consider this, if you were in Carl?s shoes, what
would you do? What path would you take?