Creepy photos, strange deserted island with a creepy haunted looking house, weird children with possible magical powers. Although I knew I could be creeped out from reading this book, I couldn’t help myself. From the strange vintage photos to the storyline, this book was interesting from beginning to end. It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland in a way. Jacob’s experiences and adventures had that same surrealist quality that Alice had. What interested me the most was the story behind the haunting vintage photos found throughout the book. The author actually found the photos and wrote the story to “fit” the photographs he found. He wanted photos that stirred various emotions from the reader, so he and a group of friends scoured anything from flea markets to estate sales looking for the oddest and creepiest photos to help him write his story.
Full of suspense, I couldn’t seem to put this book down. With a little bit of romance and a whole lot of strangeness, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was made into a Tim Burton movie. Readers who like Alice in Wonderland adventure and Tim Burton quirkiness would love this book.