I expected more from this book. The setting, the vintage photos and all that really added a nice touch to the story, but I felt like it started missing something towards the end half of the novel. What started out as creepy-but-really-intriguing turned into some sort of strange, bright story for kids that turns into a...dangerous adventure of sorts? Even though I never really felt the danger. Also, the romance didn't do it for me. Jacob's lame reasons for ditching his family to run off with his peculiar friends didn't do it for me either. I have some serious issues with Jacob but noooooo time for elaboration! And I didn't get the ending. Is it supposed to be a cliffhanger? Because I'm sorry, but I'm not really sure if I'll read the sequel.