When his hardworking inventor father strikes it rich and moves the family from working class Jersey City to wealthy Rosemont, Tony Miglione finds that everything from friendships to school takes on a new and confusing twist. Suddenly his mother is intent on climbing the social ladder. His grandmother isn't allowed to cook for the family anymore because they have hired a housekeeper. His older brother, Ralph, who's always wanted to be a teacher has suddenly decided to go into business. Tony misses his friends and struggles to fit into this new posh neighbourhood. He increasingly dislikes the boy next door who is not to be quite who everyone else thinks he is. He is a compulsory shop lifter and Tony is finding his whole new life extremely awkward.
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