A friend. That's what Ralphie wants more than anything. But making friends isn't that easy. He has no idea how to go about it. Classmates laugh at him, pick on him, steal from him. His father doesn't have time for him, and except for his mother, with whom he shares cookies, he has no friends. Ralphie learns that some things are real and some things are not as they seem. To figure out which is which, Ralphie will have to believe in himself and make peace with others. Ah, but wait! Lurking in the woods is a mysterious creature that will change his life forever.