John Riley says goodbye to his parents, and sprints down the road, already late to catch the bus which will take him to his new boarding school. As he boards, just in time, he briefly reflects that the teacher standing at the bus looks a little different, perhaps a little taller than most. Taking his seat, he knows that something is definitely odd when the seat belt activates, pinning him very firmly to his seat. As the bus manoeuvers to a 180 degree upright position prepared for take off, he definitely knows he’s made a mistake! Too late! John Riley is about to take the trip of a lifetime, to Hyperspace High – an amazing school for superior students which is on an enormous space ship!
At first John is lonely, realizing that he’s light years from home, with no hope of returning quickly. But gradually he makes friends with beings from all over the universe, as well as the ever present computer, Zepp. He begins to enjoy the wonderful things he is involved with on Hyperspace High. Where there are friends, there will always be enemies, and on a field trip gone disastrously wrong, John and his friends quickly learn that they must work together to survive, whilst others selfishly only try to save themselves. The exciting finish sees John and his friends return victorious to Hyperspace High, earning high praise from the principal. This is only the beginning of John’s adventures on board the inter galactic high school. A great read!