Boxer gets told that he is a useless lump - by his mother, by her boyfriend and now from Mr Rawson. With that sort of grief, why should Boxer stay around? He hates the new town, hates the new school. He's scored another detention. So what? Who cares anyway? He's not coming back. Ever. His new mate, the Nicker, has ideas. But what the Nicker has in mind is really pushing the edge.