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Jacob Portman seems to be your typical 16 year old. He's grown up with his grandpa's fantastical tales of his childhood-- a childhood surrounded by the terror of World War Two and mysterious friends with seemingly impossible abilities-- girls that can levitate, invisible boys, and children with super-human strength. Though Jacob slowly begins to believe that his grandpa's stories are just stories told to a young child, a frightening and tragic event leads Jacob on a journey to discover the truth of his grandfather's mysterious past.
While I really enjoyed the story, I loved the author's writing style most. He did a great job writing from the point of view of his character, and even though the story is very fictional, his writing made it all seem very real.
Overall, I'd give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. It will be interesting to see what the movie is like when it comes out later this year!