It's been a very long time since I read a book with pictures in it...but they added so much to this story. The author did an amazing job with the imagery, but the photos definitely helped make that world seem less imaginary.
I was shocked and surprised and confused in so many places in this book - I thought I had it figured out and something else would come along and mess up my theory. I felt sorry for this boy and how crazy he went, then I thought it was a dream, or ghosts, or something...but I didn't see most of how this book went coming.
This one is a must-read, and if there are more coming making it into a series, then I will be reading them!