The book starts with Zeke getting beat up on his science classroom by Tanner Hughes, while Tanner's girlfriend watches. Zeke gets in trouble because the teacher thought it was all his fault.
After his mom picks him up from the principal's office he goes back home and has a conversation with his mom.
Then the president comes in the house and asks him to come with him. He said he would if the president made sure that her mom woulld get the medical treatment she needed.
He goes to camp david and an alien talking giraffe, Dr.Roop, explains to him that he was invited to represent Earth in an intergalactic selection system so Earth can be a part of a Confederation of United Planets.
He decides to go. He meet the other 3 humans representing Earth and they don't like him.
An enemy ship tries to destroy the ship he is on, but he takes control of the weapon systems of the ship and explodes the enemy ship saving everyone.