Enjoy a walk through a day of school with Matt (Dinky) Dinkins a likeable eight grader with an uncanny sense of humor, quick wit and a keen understanding of how to get through some early life experiences. He's the kind of kid any student would love to hang with and call a friend.
He will take you on a hilarious educational learning experience through his eyes. He literally gives you the "Cool and Cruel about School" as you enjoy the antics on the bus ride, meet his friends, walk the hallways, observe classes, meet his teachers, stand by him as he gives his Student Council speech, experience cafeteria food, and yes, even arm wrestles a girl in a school-wide competition to crown the champion of East Lake.
With Dinky as your guide, you will also take part in many more events during the day's journey. At every twist and turn a lesson is learned on how to cope with various situations students might experience during these crucial years of life. Some dilemmas encountered are very serious, while others are silly and funny. All, however, will be familiar to readers of this age, parents and educators.