Beloved author of young adult fiction, Tolga Gümüşay, narrates his memories in the boarding middle school, where only those successful students passing a special entrance exam are being accepted. Being a skilled and sensitive observer, Gümüşay successfully narrates the feelings like being away from home, standing alone, responsibility of freedom, and close friendships established in time. Bearing witness to a specific period of Turkey through the school life, the book makes the readers to think about being prepared for the unexpected surprises of life.
When he started prep class, the Erzurum Anatolian Lycee dormitory became his room and the refectory of the school replaced the warm kitchen of his house. He had passed the challenging exam but he had no idea that he would have to spend the nights and even some week-ends so far from his family on the bunk bed of a cold dormitory. He was totally unprepared for this. However, will the warmth of new friendships and the maturity brought by education be enough for an unready student in preparatory class?..