15岁的Gunther一向都觉得乡下生活太“土”，无奈还是被逼随家人从大城市搬迁到一个叫做Pleasant Valley的小镇，他到新居后不久，遇到一个叫做Allison Robbins 的美丽金发女郎，并且和他差不多大。Gunther很想和她约会，当一对邻居夫妇给了Gunther一个机会去看Screamin' Banchees，一个乐团的音乐会，但是票价高达150美元。Gunther为了一张演唱会的门票，加入“派报兵团”，开始每天为别人送报纸，尽管Gunther因为缺乏这方面的经验，搞到笑话连篇，他却从中学到很多东西，对小镇生活也有了新的领悟。
报纸是小镇人们获取信息的重要渠道，Gunther带领的派报兵团展开他们的冒险之旅，他们要防备凶恶的看门犬，树顶堡垒发射的茄子炮弹，退伍老兵的鸭子军埋伏，还有小混混的刁难。Gunther因为小混混的抢掠一度放弃，当他看到老婆婆独自在家，因为年老不能走动，报纸散落在花园。毅然和堡垒小兵，退伍老人一起整治小混混。恢复了小区的秩序！Gunther终于拿到了工钱。为了完成老婆婆的心愿，到球场看渴望已久的球赛，放弃和Allison Robbins 的约会。随后Allison Robbins手执玫瑰，在球场等着Gunther.....
Gunther Wheeler, fourteen, a city tough-guy from New York moves to a small town called Pleasant Valley. Gunther isn't making very many friends in his new town. Until he meets Allison Robbins a beautiful blond girl his age, the girl of his dreams. Gunther is anxious to score on Allison by taking her out on a date. When Chad, Luke, and Wylie, a couple of neighborhood bullies give Gunther a chance to see Screamin' Banchees, an awesome band, but the tickets for the concert are $150. Gunther doesn't have that kind of money. So the only way for him to get the money is to work as a paperboy with Charlie, Gus, Henry, and Fish which is known as the "nerd herd."