My son loved this book. He is nine. He said he could relate to the boy Noel because Noel is nine turning ten.
Noel is 9 getting ready to turn 10 and he is an only child. His life is perfect in every way. He has a best friend named Stacey. Noel is preparing to celebrate his new age when he encounters Spook a monster who lives 8n his basement and eats lint. He also loves or likes tea. Noel meets him and Spook says he is going to trade bodies with him.
He tries to tell everyone and they think his imagination is running wild. His parents try to understand Noel but they aren't listening.
This book is about listening and understanding when a child is asking people for help.
What happens next? You will have to read further. Its about friendship and deception.
My son thinks his parents never listen to him which is why he says he relates to Noel.