I'm slowly making my way through this. We're finally getting to the kids working out that there's a monster.
Up to now it struck me as similar to Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer in that it has been largely about the things boys get up to when allowed free reign like they were when we were children, before you had to watch your kids every moment.
Building dams, avoiding bullies, all that boy stuff. But I think it's about to diverge into more of the horror story elements, if the incident with the photo album is anything to go by.