For Matt and his sisters, life with their mother is a day-to-day struggle for survival. But then Matt sees a guy called Murdoch coming to a child's rescue in a convenience store-and amazingly, Murdoch begins dating his mother. For the first time, Matt feels hope.
But the relief doesn't last. When Murdoch inevitably breaks up with his mother, and life gets even worse, Matt knows he needs to take action. But what can he do?
Matt's Rules of Survival