Brent generally sees his family's move from Atlanta to Chicago as a good thing. For one, his father is earning a lot more money. As he and Brent watch a Jaguar commercial on the kitchen TV one morning, Brent starts to think that maybe such an expensive car will soon be winging its way to their garage. Brent starts to fantasize about driving it, observed by the entire student body as he comes into school wearing a Calvin Klein shirt from the commercial that follows the Jaguar advert.
At the same time, Brent's still the new kid in school, which is never a good experience for anyone. He should be used to it now, as he's moved four times in the last seven years due to his dad's steady climb up the corporate ladder. But it's still a bit of an ordeal all the same.
Although this time, there's some compensation in the fact that, for the first time, Brent will be attending a private school, Montfort, as his dad's now making enough money to afford the tuition. Having said that, there's a downside: Brent will still be a lot poorer than most of the students at his new school. Gaining their respect is going to be hard, like climbing a glass mountain.