'Millard was kneeling in the water, dazed, blood running down his torso. For the first time I could see the true shape of his body, painted red.
Emma took him by the arm. "Millard! Are you all right? Say something!"
"I must apologise," he said. "It seems I've gone and gotten myself shot."
Jacob Portman grew up listening to his Grandpa Abe's stories about rather extraordinary children with extraordinary gifts, so much so that he believed them... Up until probably his early teenage years where his parents convinced Jacob that his Grandpa was losing his marbles. Now Jacob is in his late teenage years and working in a Smart-Aid which his family owns. An anxious phone call from Grandpa sees Jacob going round to check on him a bit later to find that the house has been torn apart, all his belongings scattered all over the floor, but the house empty. Stepping into his back garden, Jacob notices Grandpa's fence knocked down and just a bit further into the woods there lies Grandpa... Near death. Muttering his final words 'Find the bird. In the loop. On the other side of the old man's grave. September third, 1940.' Jacob is off to find these Peculiar Children and they might possibly be able to save Grandpa Abe.
This is the first book of a trilogy and I'm not going to lie, I watched the film before I read the book... And I am not ashamed of it. The film actually stuck really closely to the book which makes me like it even more. All the characters are likeable and relatable to even though the pictures creep me out. I normally stay away from time travel novels but I've got hope for MPHFPC. Please don't mess this up.
Right, I've got to rush off, I need to read the second book. Toodles.