Christina lives in a stone mansion on the edge of a forest surrounded by barbed wire, an electrified fence, and signs that read TRESPASSERS WILL BE BOILED. Deep within the forest is the laboratory where her mother was blown to bits when Christina was just a baby.
Christina’s father, the head scientist at Loompski Labs, knows how dangerous the world can be. So he keeps his daughter safe at home and forbids her to talk to the very interesting orphans down the road. But when an orphan boy named Taft whispers to her of a secret tunnel, Christina forgets about safety to help him escape. Soon she and Taft discover that there is far more to the orphanage and the mystery of her mother’s supposed death than they ever suspected...