This is either a creative writing assignment that got out of hand or the world's longest Thematic Apperception Test. It started out okay but spiraled into mediocre YA territory by the end. There were just things in there that didn't need to be because the author decided to use weird old photographs as his story outline. Other things didn't add up or make sense and the ending wasn't really an ending at all. I wanted to like this book, and it's not badly written, but by the middle all I wanted was to get it over with. Shame, really, it looked like it was going to fun, scary places, but it didn't.