Most high schools are run by the faculty. Trinity high school isn't. It's run by a group of students known as "the Vigils." They take it upon themselves to discipline the students in the school. However, one assignment goes bad. Freshman Jerry was supposed to refuse to sale chocolates in the school fundraiser for ten days, then accept them. But, once the ten days are past, he still refuses. Eventually, the entire school turns against him, hurting him in more ways than one. The Chocolate Wars is definitely one of the best books written.