Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. As their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams. At home, his mother's boyfriend -- a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear -- threatens to become his stepfather.