Growing up is always a challenge, but for 12-year-old Jeremy Stone, it's been particularly difficult since his best friend disappeared while shopping in a nearby mall years ago. Now his Grammy is suffering from a stroke, bedridden in a care center that, she says, has a demon in it. His divorced mother is overworked and overprotective and headed for a breakdown. And, of course, there's the abandoned asylum on the hill near Jeremy's home, the one that's said to be full of ghosts and all the things that frighten young men. But it's the Crazy House that holds the answer to Teddy's disappearance and the salvation of everyone in his life, including himself.