Eddie Barajas just wants to enjoy senior year, but everyone -- even his girlfriend -- thinks he should aim for college. His decision to join his stepfather in the house painting business leaves him carefree--until he takes a stand against racism. When white supremacists target him, old fears from his childhood trauma emerge, challenging all his coping skills. What are the right choices to make, and can Eddie make them? In this stand-alone sequel to SHUT UP, where he was a victim of sexual abuse as a young boy, Eddie experiences his first love and learns what it means to be a true American.