This book is about a boy, nicknamed Pudge. He is transferring to a boarding school, from his current school. At his current school he doesn't have any friends. At his new school he makes friends with Colonel, Takumi, and Alaska. They are all extremely big trouble makers, except Pudge. Alaska loves to pull pranks and gets pranks pulled on her all the time. They are currently planning to pull a prank on the administrators. They want to hack into the school network and send letters to peoples family's. The letters will say that their kids are failing. They're sending these out to people they do not like.