So far this is an interesting premise, but some of the dialogue is really "expositional", i.e. the first Alvin and his mother scene where it's revealed that his dad is in jail, the FBI was after him, etc. If you could work in more subtext, plays on words, metaphor, gestures instead of words, etc, it could go a long way.
Also, I highly recommend you fill in the title page. A lot of readers won't bother to read on if careful attention to detail isn't payed to those very important first few pages. I'll keep reading though...