World ex. ChinaBen is new to the school, and he stands out because he wears a tinfoil hat on his head to protect him from radiation. The nerd is a thorn in the side of the bullies in his class. Whoever walks around this way offers himself as a bullying victim.
Pippa, who lives only a few houses from Ben, is a loner, which is why Ben "adoptes" her as a friend. With patience, humor and self-confidence, Ben tries to avoid the aggression of the bullies, but they do not give up and at some point it is even enough for Ben. With Pippa and some other outsiders, he sets out a plan that gets unexpected support. The bullies have to get used to new rules. This is uncomfortable for them, but it makes everyone else feel better now.