Samuel Woodhouse is a lonely and temperamental second-grader who simply wants to be left alone. But the big bullies of Castlegrove Primary have other ideas. No matter where Sam goes, trouble awaits him at every turn. Confining himself to his bedroom and keeping his problems a secret, Sam continues on despite his ordeals with the hope that someday things will change for the better. But when he's pushed too far, Sam's pent up fury finally boils over, leaving him with no other option but to fight back against his cruel and heartless tormentors.