Shades of Blue is a story about two teenage neighbors that grew up as best friends. Sam and Jojo live two completely different lives and have two completely different personalities. Jojo has a happy, understanding, and supportive family. Jojo’s family does everything together and they do not keep secrets from each other. On the other hand, Sam has a very broken family. Sam never knew his dad, and he has only known his mom to be a drunk along with his stepfather. Sam’s family has many secrets and his stepfather is a very abusive drunk.