Despite that, Jamie resists the attempts of a girl in his neighborhood to befriend him. She's a bit strange and insists that she can hypnotize him. While an odd statement, Jamie is curious: could hypnosis help his aunt regain her memory? Secretly, he is actually hoping that her tricks might help him forget an even worse thing which has happened to him.
The story (and how it ends) is never really in doubt and most readers will have figured it out long before it ends. However, that doesn't detract from a story that is fun and sweet. The characters are memorable and Weeks keeps the story short and spare. The gentleness makes the story suitable for younger readers, but it is far from childish and older readers will enjoy it as well.