It took me less than 24 hours to finish this book. The chapters were short and I found myself reading them non-stop one after another.
The beginning was weird and slow. The words the boys used, were silly and they didn't want to explain anything. Rather frustrating. At page 32 I actually thought this book wasn't for me and stopped reading. But Thomas was already in my head. As much as I wanted to ignore him, I couldn't. It was only fair to get some answers. So, I finished the book, got the answers, and I didn't like them much. The saying "end justifies the means" has never sounded right, but in this book it was so awful, it made me sick. Those poor children.
The setting was spooky, the characters interesting, the monsters utterly disgusting, and the pace was good. There was also a twist, I didn't see coming. I'm definitely going to read the second book.