This is the sort of story that’s particularly appealing to kids who like old houses and uncovering secret histories – or, the kids who wish they got to live in an old house with decades-old secrets. The story also deals with the perennial problem of feeling like an outsider at school – someone who doesn’t quite have friends and who has a secret life of the imagination. It’s about friendships and kindred spirits and coming into yourself as a person – all of those things you’re going through in middle school. Edgar creates a nice sense of mystery and atmosphere, and the house comes alive as a character in a way that I would’ve loved as a kid.
Source: my library system