Crash Coogan is cool. He's the star of the school football team...and he's a bully. Penn Webb is small and weedy. Penn Webb hates violence. He's a 'Peace' badge-wearing vegetarian...and he wants to try out for the cheerleading team. Crash and Penn are not destined to get along. From the day Penn moves into the neighbourhood, Crash torments him mercilessly. But no humiliation seems to bring Penn down. Could it be that in some way he is actually stronger than Crash?