Anyone looking at Noga from the side sees a perfectly normal 6th grade schoolgirl. She has parents that she sometimes gets along with, sometimes not. She has a younger brother, Geva, who sometimes worries her and sometimes makes her laugh. She has a best friend and at school she tries to do what the teachers want. But she also has a secret. A wondrous nighttime secret shared with only one being—a nighttime being, like the secret. Secrets can be amazing, especially if they’re magical, but they can also make you feel very lonely. Nevertheless, Noga is determined not to share her secret with anyone and she will do anything to make sure that it doesn’t come out. But during one single week, crammed with events, things become complicated. Noga’s secret threatens to come out, new people come into her life, and she discovers that her little brother also has secrets of his own. Owled is the growing-up story of a twelve-year-old girl, in which there is also a mysterious old woman, a restless drummer, a half-Japanese friend, lots of fig trees, owls and bats, and more than a little magic.