Alex Richard's. 16 year old girl. Has got rich parents who she gets along with. Lives in a big house in New York. She's an only child. Attends St Michael's high school. Until now.......Everything's the same apart from three things. She has still got rich parents but she doesn't really get along with them now. She no longer lives in a big house in New York...well she kind of does but not with her parents. And she no longer attends St Michael's high school. Why does she no longer get along with her parents? Simple. They're about to travel the world....WITHOUT HER! Why does she no longer live in a big house in New York with her parents? Well that's got the same answer to the first question. Why does she no longer attend St Michael's high school? Well, since her parents are about to travel the world without her she has to go to....boarding school. Couldn't get much worse, could it? Wrong! The boarding school isn't the best but that isn't where it stops. Remember, there's always a twist to the tale. It just so happens that Alex's Aunt is head teacher at the boarding school, Beecher's Prep. That's not the worst part though. Alex's Aunt has 8 sons and they all attend the boarding school which Alex's parents have enrolled her in. Great, some quality family time but that's not the way Alex sees it. It just turns out that whenever Alex and her cousins are alone they play pranks on her and tease her as much as is humanly possible. Will Alex be able to go to boarding school whilst her 8 cousins are constantly playing pranks on her and embarrassing her in front of the whole school? Will her parents have to stop their travelling just to come to Alex's rescue or will she be able to stick it out? Will somebody be able to help Alex escape all the pranks and maybe even more? But the big question is could boarding school be fun after all?