Timid, eleven-year-old Dylis Rattenbury, afraid to cross the street without holding someone's hand, idolizes bold, free-spirited, indifferent Victoria Corcoran. When both are sent to boarding school, Dylis is miserable at being separated from her parents, while Victoria seems only concerned that boarding school does not provide room service. With their two roommates she forms a secret club, ostensibly to ward off the "evil forces" in the school, but privately to help get herself expelled.
"A boarding school story far from the old formula junior novel."—Children's Books
"An unusual and entertaining novel, well told."—Publishers Weekly