The idea of 10 peculiar children supposedly quarantined on a island was intriguing indeed.
However, after the grandfather's storytelling ended and a sad farewell, the mystery was gone for me and everything I found out after those initially exciting moments, did not have the same impact.
The second-half of the story was weaker and stood out more as the YA read that it is.
I listened to the audio-book so there were no pictures, other than the ones I visualized in my mind, that could sway my opinion.
Just an "okay" read for me. There are better YA reads in the book-o-sphere.