“The beginning was creepy and cool. The middle was, for lack of better word, alright. The ending was a tolerable turn-off.
The idea of creating a story with photographs was amazing. I had fun reading it at the beginning, but it got boring by the end. The author's writing style wasn't anything special. Jacob's thoughts didn't even sound like a 16 year-old teen. It lacked the thought and feelings a person has. Most of the narration was direct descriptive.The style would have fitted more in a 3rd person's point of view. The tad bit of romance it had also irked me a bit. It lacked development, and for the most part, it seemed like Jacob was just a replacement for his grandfather. It didn't scream love. Hell, it didn't make me feel anything. I know that this wasn't meant to be romantic, but it just felt.. wrong.
I also felt that most conversations didn't seem natural. Even though some were good for a few chuckles, I felt like they were stiff. Teenagers don't really speak like that, do they? And if the peculiar children lived pass their prime, don't you think they'd act/think more maturely and a little deeper? Sure they're in a loop, but that doesn't mean their minds are set in 'em as well. What kind of being with the ability to think wouldn't go crazy rerunning the same date every single day. And I said, ending just turned me off. I was left hanging. (Though I did like the part where Millard was shot... the dude was funny =)) )
I can't say this was horrible though. The summary in the back and the cover page of the book was just very misleading. I must have set my expectations too high. The reason I picked up the book was I thought it was creepy and horror-ish (I'm a gore freak), the content says otherwise. I don't want to say I don't recommend this book since the comments I wrote above are just that. Comments. My opinions. I'm sure other people won't agree with me. The only thing left for me to say is, don't listen to what other people says. Read the book first before you come to any conclusion regarding what you feel about the book. But personally, I disliked it. ”