Lucas (Philip Vasquez) is almost 15, wants to be one of the crowd, but he just doesn't cut it in MONSTER ISLAND. Nicholas, his hard-working single dad (Roger L. Jackson), doesn't help matters by being overly protective. One night, throwing caution to the wind, Lucas disobeys his dad, sneaks out of the house, and goes to the "biggest party of the year." Bullies show up at the party, and Lucas is made the butt of a very cruel joke. Astonishing everyone, most of all himself, Lucas is unexpectedly transformed. He becomes a monster, an actual otherworldly monster who unleashes a fearsome strength. Back at home, in his own body, Lucas's dad finally tells him of his true origins. Both dad and son alike are monsters -- their appearance and powers kept in check by an inhaler that they use every day. And all this time, Lucas thought it was medicinal! When it's revealed that his family comes from a magical place called "Monster Island," Lucas once again disobeys his dad and takes off looking for answers to his bizarre new truth. Making his way to the island on a daring voyage, Lucas does find answers. Amidst a population of all sizes and shapes of monsters, a grandmother he never knew, a sweet-spirited female orphan, and a destructive, villainous uncle, Lucas learns the true story of his past. Gathering his wits, his newfound strength, and extraordinary courage, the boy takes on the evil that lurks on the island, fighting for his family and all who live there.