It's been awhile since I suggested a book.
It's not that I haven't been reading...I have...tons, but there have been none I felt I wanted to suggest, until this one.
It actually came on suggestion from Jori at Hi there Cupcake!
Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Sometimes I'm leery about other's book suggestions, but she was right on the money.
This book has both a creepy/compelling/can't take my eyes off the text/pictures thing goin' on.
I literally read it on a Sunday afternoon.
I couldn't get enough. It's all based on the actual, real pictures collectors have found at flea markets, junk yards, garage sales, etc.
It's about a boy, Jacob, and his grandpa Abe who have a very "close" relationship. When Jacob was growing up, Abe would tell him of the island where he was sent as a boy during the war, and the kids he lived with. He had pictures to show Jacob, which left him with nightmares.
When Abe dies, he leaves Jacob with a cryptic message, and Jacob feels as if he should find out what it means, and go visit the Island his Grandpa lived on as a child.
I loved it, and have picked it for my book club's next read.
Now, it's not a Stephen King kind of creepy, it's just creepy in I don't know if these pictures could be real kinda thing.
Check it out, just don't read it in the dark!