Emma Patton


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, graphic novel; siblings; power; magic; science; grief; moving; adventure; sacrifice; responsibility

Document Type

Book Review


Emily, her mom, and her brother just moved into her great-grandfather’s house, and it’s rumored to be haunted. When a strange creature comes in the middle of the night and kidnaps Emily’s mom, it starts to seem like that rumor might be true. Emily and her brother, Navin, must embark on a quest to save to their mom. An amulet that Emily found in her great-grandfather’s study is giving her instructions on where she should go and how to survive. It’s clear that it has powers beyond those found in this world, and it leads Emily and Navin to an alternate version of earth, where the amulet and its powers are highly sought after. Emily must make the tough choice of whether she will become the keeper of the stone, accepting all the responsibility that comes with it, or stay with her normal life but lose the help of the stone in finding her mom.