Nate's family moves to a new home and, as he's choosing his bedroom, he finds a tape recorder hidden under the floorboards. The tapes were made by a boy named Walt who disappeared from that very house years ago. Tabitha, the girl who lives across the street from Nate, says that Walt's disappearance has become a local legend over the years. They listen to the tapes trying to find clues that will solve the mystery and find themselves mixed up in something bigger than they could have imagined. Beings like Buglings, Woodlanders, Button Folk, Shadows, and doorways to ancient woodlands are all part of the story. Finding the tape recorder is a bit like finding the Field Guide in the Spiderwick Chronicles - once Nate and Tabitha know about the beings that most humans don't believe in, they become targets for the darker forces. You will have to read and see if they survive this adventure and if they ever find the lost boy.
I would recommend this to readers who enjoy stories like the Spiderwick Chronicles and other fantasies where our world holds more than meets the average eye.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. This graphic novel by Greg Ruth was featured on our fall book fair and we now have a copy in our library. Visit the author's website for more information.