The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But it's the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar—a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal—that have the most chilling impact on her.
Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality—before she loses touch with her own life forever.
This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I thought that I would like this book more than I did. It's not that I didn't like. It took a while to get into, but once I did I started enjoying it more.
It took a while to get into this book. I found it kind of slow and hard to get into. But about halfway through, though, I started to get more into it. I started to even enjoy it.
The story itself was interesting. I haven't really read anything like it. I enjoyed the mystery to it.
I also liked how Tansy went into the past and become a different person.
I think Tansy was part of the reason it took me so long to get into the book. She was just... a bit selfish I guess. I did like that we got to see another side of her when she was around Papa Dan. I also liked some of the side characters.
Even though it took me a while to get into, once I did I really enjoyed it.