At the age of five, Johnny loses his mother. At the age of eight, his father dies. Johnny is left all alone in the world, and he can't understand why everyone he loves keeps leaving. He thinks one cares about him anymore, feeling abandoned and in trouble-and he's t sure if he's got what it takes to go on. But even though Johnny has had so much taken away, there's still a lot of life left in him, and he has a great deal to give back to the world. Guided by the music constantly playing inside him, he decides to turn things around and go at it on his own terms. Despite the bullies who harass and hound him, Johnny starts to believe that he has a purpose. Rather than withdrawing deep within himself and closing himself off to the rest of the world, he opens himself up to others and tries to help them. There's so much more to Johnny's story than this-and some of it will definitely surprise you. Just as everything in Johnny's carefully crafted world seems like it's about to come together, Through the Milky Way throws readers for a loop that will ultimately cause them to rethink every word in the vel.