Nick Jenkins’ parents are obsessed by the mad parenting theories and tasks of Walter J Gadfly – an educational ‘Guru.’ When Gadfly opens a school it’s certain that Nick will be sent there. And he is. The school is run by the extremely weird, Oil Twins and the activities are beyond weird.
Nick is sure he has found an ally in Natalie, the only other pupil at the school who seems normal. They plan an audacious escape from the school but are thwarted and land into seriously deep water. When it comes to the crunch Nick realises he is alone and will need to perform an incredible act of bravery with help from a shocking source. Will Nick bring the school down or will it take him down.