This is an odd book. Just like it is when I refer to Lemony Snicket's books, that is a real compliment.
Growing up, Jacob was always in awe of his grandfather's fantastic, unbelievable stories. The tales grew harder to believe as Jacob grew older, but when his the older man passes away and leaves him a cryptic message, the 16-year-old ends up on a far-fetched adventure to uncover the truth of his grandfather's past. In the wild of Wales, he discovers something quite unexpected, and the story goes from there. I mean, it REALLY goes, well beyond the expected and into some funky stuff.
This story combines unusual historical photographs with a touch of the supernatural to produce one wild, amazing story.