We first met Corey as a young boy being led astray by his delinquent father in the story, The Teardrop. Years later he is about to graduate from high school bearing the emotional and other scars of his difficult background. In "I Feel Soo...Unnecessary" Kenroy is there for him as his long-smoldering crisis of consciousness, rooted in the events of his childhood, comes to the surface.
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Reggie’s grandson, while reading the journals his grandfather left behind, makes a connection with the past and discovers how much alike he and Granpa Reginald really are. He discovers life was not so different way back when. Growing up has always been difficult, packed with challenges, full of mystery, and charged with emotions.