Welcome to "Pushing Back," the first book in the Boone series. Boone is an Appalachian teenager growing up with the odds stacked against him. The disintegration of his family leaves him on his own, trying to understand the adult world he's entering. When he can figure out the right thing to do, he usually does it, but his anger and lack of understanding often get in the way. Look for a new chapter every Wednesday morning and follow Boone as he stumbles toward adulthood.