I was pulled into this book by the description, but stayed for the wonderful writing, and engaging characters. This book, aimed at upper elementary school children is appealing to not only them, but older students, and adults alike. The mystery of where Lexington Willow originated will excite those who enjoy mysteries; the interaction with ghosts will pull in those who enjoy the supernatural; and the interaction, and growth to Lexington’s search for her roots will give those of all ages something to empathize with as they turn each page. The interaction with the elephant was not as much as I had expected, given the example, but, the teasers with Nyah and the telegraphic images she sends are appropriate for the development of not only Lex’s mystery, but also for the relationships of Lex with her guardian Roger, and her best friend Fisher. I am very pleased to recommend this book to my students and my family, as well as to those who are reading this review. A winner for sure. This is a debut novel for this author, and I am excited to see what other novels she will be writing. I certainly have become a fan.