School for Scumbags
Habitual teenage delinquent Wayne Banstead is expelled from yet another school for sticking up the tuck shop and finds himself hauled off to Gafin School for Misdirected Boys: a ?special school? for ?special children'. It plays host to the worst of the worst, the cream of teenage offending ? thieves, bullies, arsonists and flashers. The teachers should have their work cut out, but things aren't quite what they seem at Gafin School. Far from rehabilitating the boys, the teachers seem intent on instructing them in how to get away with things. The pros, the cons and the downfalls are all set out like an algebra equation. Even the school motto is a bit dodgy: Heliarnos Eto Umminass, or Help Yourselves Boys. With careful tutoring, Wayne Banstead and classmates are about to take a step up into the big leagues. But in the big leagues, the big boys play for keeps. With lots of action, swearing and a great big robbery, Danny King's latest is definitely not for kids.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbadeer - LibraryThing
This book was a pleasant surprise. Having never read any of Danny King’s other works, I picked this solely on its quirky description – a reform school which teaches juvenile delinquent how to be ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shiunji - LibraryThing
Hillarious! This cocky concoction of hormones & crime read a bit like a Fear & Loathing crossed with Tom Brown's School Days. Slightly surreal (in the way Enid Blyton mystery novels are, possible, but ... Read full review