Madden Edwards can't seem to keep his mind from wandering off during class, feeling stuck in his ordinary, lackluster existence as a seventh grade student at Washington Middle School. His daydreaming and near obsession with all things magical has been getting him into trouble at school and at home, not to mention inviting the scrutiny of his peers.
But maybe there is a reason he has these obsessions. Perhaps his incorrigible desires of something fantastical were meant to be piqued all along.
When he encounters a real unicorn in peril and manages to help save its life, he is given the chance to transform his own life into one of real magic. Yet, his joy is ephemeral as he soon learns of a sinister plot in which he has unwillingly become entangled. Will his cravings for adventure and significance finally be answered... even though he may get more than he bargained for?