So, my main storyline is about a teenage he boy named Gunnar who escapes poverty through his talent with music. The story is from the point of view of a girl MC though. I have several subplots already planned. One is focused on the issues that accompany living in poverty such as drugs, alcoholism, limited education and parental involvement, assault, and teen pregnancy. It will show how these issues affect the characters. Another subplot is about discrimination such as classism and racism including racial slurs and identity struggles. Another subplot is about how the local mill affects the community with pollution, jobs or lack thereof, and how the money goes to people outside the community. One other main subplot i have planned which I really want to show throughout the story is the ugly truth about poverty. I would greatly appreciate any input on these that you may have. I would also love the contribution of any ideas! Feel free to ask any questions or voice your concerns.