Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Science Fiction
The setting of this story is on a deserted island where Jacob goes to try to figure out his grandfather's secret, after his grandfather's death. The setting is in different times. Jacob is sixteen and befriends the peculiar children. The major plot points are his granddad is made out to be crazy, and has always told Jacob amazing stories. When Jacob goes to the island he realizes that they weren't just stories, they were memories. He realizes that the monsters that were after his granddad are real and after him and the peculiar children still.
A connection that I had with this book is that I'm curious like Jacob. I would recommend this book because although it's suspenseful it feels like Jacob is mature and smart enough to be successful at anything. I think it's really cool how the author took real pictures from the past and invented a whole imaginary world with them.