Its fair to say that I disagree. Jacob went through much more than any of us have and some instances it is fair to say that he had to grow up faster than most kids. He had to go through so many obstacles in his life. He encountered and did many things no kid his age should do. Therefore, his thoughts are going to be more sophisticated than other children. Jacob’s narrative voice did change throughout the story at the beginning he was more naïve and throughout the story he began to discover more and more things as he kept searching for clues in regards to his father’s death.
My first thought was that his grandfather was making up the stories, but as I read on, I realized that I was wrong. After his grandfather’s death Jacob lived a very dull life while being afraid of the monsters. Jacob decided to go with his father to where his grandfather was raised during World War II. There he is caught up in a time loop where he meets all the peculiar kids and the bird. While Jacob is in the time loop he seems to feel more normal because he realizes that all the imaginations that have been going through his head, are real! In the time loop, the kids repeat the same day over and over, so they never grow old. This part in the book amazes me the most because it is so fascinating how his grandfather’s stories and what Jacob is going through is somewhat connected. As Jacob is present on the island, it turns out that a wight, which is a type of the monster has been following him his whole life. In the end of the story, the author reveals that Jacob is peculiar. Just like his grandfather, he can see the monsters called hollows. Jacob ends up staying in the time loop with the other children.
In this book, Jacob goes from a boy who thinks he lives a very unextraodinary life, to a boy that is very peculiar. This all happens because of his grandfather’s death, going to the island where his grandfather grew up, entering the time loop, meeting the peculiar children,...