Sticks and Stones is a youthful drama, about three 13 year olds who have a coming of age experience when they learn to stand up to a vicious local bully. Joey, Book and Mouth live for baseball. Joey is a superb pitcher and Book an excellent catcher while Mouth dreams of becoming Joey's agent. All three boys have less than perfect home lives, with their chief problem being that their parents are too often gone. Still, they have a good summer up until Hayes, a nearly psycho bully, begins tormenting them in increasingly violent ways.