the story starts out as this family tries so hard to get along. but the mother and father soon find out that their youngest son,Carson is sick. they try everything in their power to keep him alive,but shortly he passes away. its really hard on the older brother. he moved out of his parents house and started living on his own . he said"that the house has too many memories. I can't take it anymore".ever since then he's been on his own. he says"he can't take on life without his brother". from time to time he'll go visit his brother gave".most of the time he is at his apartment alone. his parents often visit him and tell him to come back home with them. for some reason,he keeps saying"no .he feels like Carson is there and it just too hard for him". he soon finds out that he has a cousin. he never knew him at all,in his so called life. before he leaves the state,he find' out that one of his friends has been hit by a car. so,he turned around and went to go see if he's OK.