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dymatsuoka eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Bryon and Mark are both sixteen at the time of the story.

They have grown up as brothers from the time they were kids, and have been virtually inseparable, but at the age of sixteen they begin to grow apart. Bryon begins to make the difficult transition to responsibity and adulthood, while Mark remains mired in an asocial, gang mentality.

zoeprsns | Student

mark and Bryon are 16 or 17 and grew up living together