This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!
is the first book in the Macdonald Hall series by Gordon Korman, which describe the many misadventures of Bruno and Boots, roommates attending boarding school near Toronto.
In this first book of the series, best friends and roommates Bruno and Boots have pulled one prank too many and the headmaster finally puts his foot down, separating Bruno and Boots and giving them new roommates. The two can't stand their new roommates and secretly meet to discuss ways of getting back into their old room together. Can more schemes really get these best friends away from their awful new roommates and back with each other?
This is a fun little book with capers, harmless riots, and a happy ending. The boys are troublemakers, but always try to do the right thing in the end, even if they do have their own moral code.
I read the Macdonald Hall books and over again when I was in elementary school, and would laugh out loud at the hijinks that Bruno and Boots would get involved with!
This is a great book for kids looking for a laugh, and provides great inspiration for young writers, as Gordon wrote this book in 7th grade! Coming in at a little over 100 pages reluctant readers may find good friends in Bruno and Boots!