There are a million ways to find yourself at the bottom of Jacob’s Ladder but only one way to reach the top.
Jacob’s Ladder is a YA (Young Adult) book that I was lucky enough to find in a junk shop for 50p. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it so much! I would highly recommend to all fans of YA fiction, especially anyone who enjoys a dark or surreal kind of tale.
The story begins with our young protagonist waking up in a deserted field with no memory of anything except his name – Jacob. The story then continues with Jacob basically finding his way through this mysterious place, striving to discover his lost memories and find out more about where he came from and how to get back there.
I can’t say too much about the plot because it’s best not to know too much about the story. The book is very strange, but at the same time – and possibly because it’s YA of course – extremely easy to read. I found it to be a real page turner and couldn’t wait to read more about Jacob’s journey, why he was in the field (and the places beyond) and what might be about to happen. For a YA book it’s a very dark story and some scenes wouldn’t have been out of place in a horror movie. Though along with this dark terror there is also a sparkling originality and something, that somehow, worked its way into my heart.
To summarise, Jacob’s Ladder is a brilliant, supernatural read which I haven’t come across many times within the young reader genre. It’s extremely well written and full of adventure, curiosity and originality.
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