Jacob is sixteen, in high school and hating work part-time in his family’s business. He loves his grandfather and all the tall tales that he told of an island with children with amazing powers – floating and being invisible and all sorts. As Jacob has grown, he realises that these are just stories about monsters from a man who fled the Nazis in World War Two. But when his grandfather passes away, Jacob realises that he must investigate this island find out the truth.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I really like the way the author has tied the images in to the narrative and created a strange world – even a lot of parts of the real world are strange and mysterious.