Homerooms & Hall Passes (HarperCollins) is another hysterically funny and creative story by author Tom O’Donnell. He’s taken the concept of getting sucked into a video game (aka Jumanji) and flipped it on it’s head. In Homerooms & Hall Passes, the main characters are heros from the mystical realm of Briandalor. By day, they battle vile monsters and evil wizards and by night (at least once a week) they gather for a role-playing game called Homerooms & Hall Passes where they assume the characters of average American eighth graders.

When the five young adventurers are magically transported into their roll playing game, they must band together to survive middle school. They soon learn that battling ogres might actually be easier than passing algebra and navigating the cafeteria social scene?

Congratulations, Tom O’Donnell on Homerooms & Hall Passes, a truly creative adventure story.