Author: Ransom Riggs
Number in series: 1
A tragic event happened in the forest, to Jacob's grandfather
While clearing out his newly deceased grandfather's house, sixteen year old Jacob realises all the stories he heard growing were lies. The invisible boy? The levitating girl? Lies. He decides to set out to Wales and find 'The Bird' his grandfather mentioned in his dying words.
What Jacob finds turns his world upside down. He'll never look at the stories as lies ever again.
What I think:
I thought this book was really original and unforgettable. The photos included in the book are amazing and a wonderful bonus. I would love to see the film and read the other books in the series (Hollow City, and Library of Souls). Great for girls and boys aged 12