Hilarious series of wacky stories from a US boarding school where naughty pranks and mischief rate much more highly than education. From bestselling US author, R.L. Stine. Welcome to Rotten School, founded 100 years ago by I. B. Rotten as a boarding school where students would grow and succeed intellectually, morally and physically as they prepared for a productive and happy future. However, today our standards are a little less rigorous - we are simply happy if the students are still alive at the end of each day! We think rivalry is healthy for our pupils, thus, Rotten School is divided into two warring groups: Bernie Bridges and his friends in Rotten House vs. Sherman Oaks and his friends in Nyce House. It's time for Rotten School's annual talent show, and Bernie Bridges is determined that a kid from his dorm wins! The problem is, the most talented kid in Rotten House also happens to be the shyest. Bernie signs Chipmunk up for the show, but will Chipmunk be able to perform in front of an audience without puking?