The middle school setting is very realistic; as I was reading it, I was taken directly back to my own middle school; I could see exactly where they would store their weapons in the auditorium! The families with which the members lived were sketched briefly but convincingly as well. We get a brief glance of Briandalor, and I would not be averse to a sequel that was set mainly in that world.
This was hysterically funny, and my young D&D fans practically came to blows over the Advanced Reader Copy. If you have a young gamer who is in middle school, just trust me and buy it. Denis Markell's The Game Masters of Garden Place, Anderson's Dungeoneers, and Rylander's The Legend of Greg are somewhat similar.