This place is crazy. They (I'm not exactly sure who "they" are, but that oaf of a dorm counselor I told you about is at the top of the list for sure) actually planted chewing tobacco in some kid's bag so that they could expel him. And I thought all I'd have to put up with this year was a bunch of spoiled brats with platinum cards.
James, an evil stench is wafting through the air here at Wessex Academy, and it smells just like a conspiracy.
Alumni brat Sunday Winthrop and new student Fred Bushmill's pranks lead to their uncovering a sinister blackmail ring -- one that will stop at nothing to incriminate one of their friends
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Daniel Parker is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife, a dog, and a psychotic cat named Bootsie. He is a Leo. When he isn't writing, he is tirelessly traveling the world on a doomed mission to achieve rock-and-roll stardom. As of this date, his musical credits include the composition of bluegrass sound-track numbers for the film The Grave (starring a bloated Anthony Michael Hall) and a brief stint performing live rap music to baffled Filipino audiences in Hong Kong. Mr. Parker once worked in a cheese shop. He was fired.From Publishers Weekly:
The first of The Wessex Papers trilogy starts off like a great beach read, full of arch observations by and about its protagonists, overprivileged teens at a highfalutin boarding school called Wessex Academy. Most of the main characters belong to the elite clique known as ABs, or Alumni Brats. Sunday and Allison show up to the headmaster's welcoming party wearing horrors the same Lily Pulitzer dress; once-preppy Hobson has come down with "I'm-From-The-Hood Syndrome" ("His baggy pants hung low. He flashed signs for nonexistent gangs. His friends became his `dawgs' "); Noah, the smart-mouthed slacker, dreams up a plan for a "guerilla barbershop quartet" to be called The Schwa Sound ("You know, after that little upside-down E that dictionaries use"). But wit quickly gives way to sophomoric plotting. The overextended story line involves conspiracies among corrupt faculty members; illicit sex (the new English teacher seduces Noah); and tedious roommate squabbles and romantic tiffs. In a bizarre closing twist, a non-AB and Sunday (who team up to "take the BS out of boarding school") peek through the headmaster's window late one night and spy him and a student watching a porn movie starring Noah. The story resembles a drifting soap opera, complete with dangling plot lines, and readers are not likely to tune in to the next installments. Ages 12-up.
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