She lives in a horrible old castle. Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters. However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville - a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o'-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season-horrible means wonderful.
Lauren is a junior high student with some challenges in her life. In her spare time, she plays volleyball on a Rec League team, but at the start of the season, she doesn't know a single person on the team. Even worse, she's far from a pro, shorter than the rest of the team and struggling to serve the ball over the net most of the time. Back home, she's given a difficult time by her neighbor because she doesn't attend a public school.