Capricorn Anderson had never watched a television showbefore. He'd never tasted a pizza. He had never evenheard of a wedgie. And he had never, in his wildest dreams, thought of living anywhere but Garland Farm communewith his hippie caretaker, Rain.
Capricorn (Cap for short) had lived every day of his life on Garland Farm growing fruits and vegetables. He was homeschooled by Rain, the only person he knew in the world.Life was simple for Cap.But when Rain falls outof a tree while picking plums and is hospital-ridden,he has to attend the local middleschool and live with his new guidance counselor and her irritabledaughter. While Cap knew a lot about Zen Buddhism, no amount formal education could ready himfor the trials and tribulations of public middle school.
Cap doesn't exactly fit in at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by the kids). He has long, ungroomed hair, wears hemp clothes, and practices Tai Chi out on the lawn. Hisweirdnessbasically makes him biggest nerdin school. This is great news for Zach Powers,big man on campus. He can't wait to instate the age-old tradition in C-Average School: The biggest nerd is nominated for class president--andwins. So when Cap becomes president, he is more puzzled than ever. But asCap begins to take on his duties,the joke starts to turn on Zach.
Will Capturn out to bethe greatest President in the history of C-Average School? Or the biggest punchline?