“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
― Ransom Riggs,
This book was… well… peculiar. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. It just was. It’s got mystery and suspense but I was a little confused at the target audience and I can see why it hasn’t been crazy popular as of yet.
The book confused me because I felt like it was targeted at the YA crowd but there was no love story that I could sense yet and there was cussing. I’m not oblivious that teens cuss or anything, it just felt out of place in this book.
I love the weird gifts that the kids have. Being invisible would be my pick I think but the fact that he can’t turn it off takes it to a different level.
I also loved the twist at the end that Jacob is also peculiar, which explains how people don’t go randomly wandering into the other world.
This is a fun read but I can’t say that I’m too interested in reading the sequels. I am interested to see the movie and see all the fun gifts and the way the story unfolds on screen.