Early in the book he talks about how he stayed in the garage and not attend school. But after that his mother decided to call his old principle from elementary school to talk to him. After all that his dad made a plan which was for him to get up at 4:30 am to travel 40 miles away with him to where he worked and enroll him to taft high school that was near the college where his dad worked at. He was in 3 classes which were print shop, auto shop, and weight training. He stopped going to taft due a strike that lasted a couple of months.