Being an orphan is not by choice but a life occurrence that is dreaded even by the strong, how much more seemingly helpless teenagers! SCORES TO SETTLE is a fictional story of strength in the face of damning situations, making the right choice even when one seems left with no option and holding unto one’s positive ideals when everyone else differs. From a life of affluence to a life of abject poverty and homelessness, two orphan boys must sail through the turbulent life of adulthood even before coming of age. The novel speaks of dreams that go beyond sleep and the shining diamond that could come out of the rough. It is also about not being swayed in the face of consistent persuasiveness of evil because, at the end of it all, the brunt will be borne by no other but the individual.