In this tenth Lunch Lady story, all the villains from the previous graphic novels are back—and now they’re running Thompson Brook School.
The cafeteria staff have been replaced by vending machines. Music and art programs have been cut, comic books and creative writing classes are forbidden, and the Breakfast Bunch (Dee, Terrence, and Hector) are about to be expelled.
When Betty, who now serves burgers at the Grease Burger, discovers three of her favorite students need help, she finds the Lunch Lady and gets her back into fighting shape. With the help of the school janitor and the League of Librarians, the lunch ladies and their three loyal young friends sneak back into the school so they can stop the new superintendent from building a laser on the roof of the school that is capable of destroying the moon. The Lunch Lady’s plan (“Betty, break out every gadget we have. Kids, rally the student body. It’s time to play with our food!”) not only saves their school but the world.
Readers may be surprised when Milmoe (the class bully and enemy of the Breakfast Bunch) and the rest of students finally learn about the Lunch Lady’s secret identity, and they may be sad to discover this is the last book in the series, but what an amazing finale. Everyone gets a chance to be a hero, and old wounds are healed with a kiss and an invitation to a birthday party.