The near future; humanity has been decimated by a virus that turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children are immune. They still crave human flesh but they can think and feel, making them vital in finding a cure.
At an army base, these children are subjected to experiments by biologist Dr Caldwell, under the guard of Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out. She’s inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr Caldwell. Melanie embarks on a journey to discover the world, what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.