But there is more to this book then photographs, frights and peculiar children. There’s a message on belief and acceptance.
“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high.”
It’s the idea that these peculiar children do exist and they have a story to tell and a life to live. But people are afraid. And wasn’t that the point of Grandpa’s stories? That hiding isn’t a life. But believing in the unbelievable is also dangerous. People will do anything to make sense of the world.
And for Jacob, a self-proclaimed ordinary boy, believing takes more effort then he thought possible.
Midway through the book, the villainy of the book gets a explanation and the suspense turns a little more into Sci-Fi/Fantasy. And the book takes a surprising, unexpected turn.
My only compliant is the abrupt end. It’s designed for a sequel but that sequel isn’t scheduled for release until Spring 2013. Maybe Riggs needs to find more photos, maybe the movie is slowing the book’s production, either way, be warned, this book has a part two not published yet.