I read this book to my 9-year old son. He enjoyed it and asked immediately for the sequel. It's about a boy named Derek who would rather do almost anything than read a book (especially during the summer). He ends up finding stories everywhere, starting in his own attic. He finds a 10-year old newspaper clipping about a teenage girl who drowned on Martha's Vineyard. Investigating this story leads him to find out things about himself and his past.