Yardboss is the first book in the Schoolyard Adventures series, which is set in the school grounds of multiple people, places and times. In Yard Boss, a new kid arrives at a boarding school and is targeted by bullies.
Robert just wants to get on with getting on. He's at a new school and he's trying to find his feet. Allan knows he needs to put the new kid down hard, but which one? How about the big one that returns his gaze? His sidekick, Tom, doesn't think that's such a good idea, but since when did Allan listen to Tom, anyway?