WIthout giving too much away, this book is about a 14 year old who is sent away to this school. . It gets weirder and weirder. There is an evil stepfather at home who is trying to take over while the main character is trapped at this place that makes him...well...you'll have to see. I agree with the other reviewer. The fact that it is true makes it a great book. Anyone can make up stuff, but true stories are sometimes the best! Read it!