At first everything seems fine in the small, quaint island community. But then Steve meets the Blue Ribbon kids, the most popular group at Cradle Bay High. The Blue Ribbons get the best grades, have plenty of school spirit, and do everything their parents ask them to. Their idea of a wild time is hanging out at the Yogurt Shoppe on Main Street. Adults think the Blue Ribbons are a great bunch, but Steve learns that if you disagree with the Blue Ribbons, you'd better watch out. They have a strict code of conduct, and if they see you out of line, those peaceful, happy Blue Ribbons explode into deadly rage.
I never saw this movie but I found the book at a thrift store and picked it up. It's a really great story. I was sucked in from the very first page. If I would have had more free time I would have devoured this in one sitting.