Lars is 11 years old and half zombie, or politically correctly "living - unliving". When Lars arrives in his new hometown of Bekkebakken he soon discovers that 'strangers' like himself are not as welcome as he'd hoped.
Lars has only just arrived, but is already set to leave Bekkebakken and run away to Detroit. On his way out of town he meets the mysterious Anna. Together with their new friend Robert, they discover that there are sinister powers that want to get rid of all who are different from Bekkebakken. Will Lars stay and fight?
Something nasty turns up in Julie's bag and Anna gets the blame. The School Principle believes that Lars is a bad influence on Anna and forbids her to hang out with him. Lars, Anna and Robert learn that there are other strangers in Bekkebakken.
Lars, Anna and Robert suspect that Tess is not the happy-go- lucky, 'good girl' that everyone believes she is. They decide to find out if she is in fact a witch. Lars finds himself beginning to feel strangely unwell every time he is near Anna.
An old friend of Lars's turns up unexpectedly in Bekkebakken and stirs things up when he decides to provoke the 'stranger haters' at the local gas station café. In the process Lars learns more about himself and Tess shows her true colours.
Robert's father, a musician, will be performing at the local community center and the whole gang is invited. But 'parent trouble' seems to be the order of the day and as Lars tries to collect his friends on the way to the gig he learns a few home truths.
The school principle, Torill, is being pressured by the CAES to do something about the 'strangers' attending school. She sends our gang on litter picking duty to the gas station - a dangerous place for young strangers to find themselves alone.
Anna strives to become visible after Lars has said he is in love with her. While Lars, on the other hand is afraid his declaration will change things between them and wonders what he could do to turn everything back to the way it was before.
The School Principal's children, Herman and Caroline, follow our gang and find their secret bus in the woods. Tess is furious, worried about the consequences and imminent betrayal. However, it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems with Herman and Caroline.