Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
It was a little spooky and mysterious, and I loved how Riggs worked in the old photographs, even if it did feel forced in spots. It's fun imagining that these children with odd magical talents are among us (or that might even have our own undiscovered talents!), and I enjoyed this version of time travel and manipulation. This would be a good fit for readers who enjoy Neil Gaiman's youth/teen books.
A teensy bit Rowling’s Harry Potter, a little bit of Grossman’s The Magicians, with a dash of Gabaldon’s Outlander (if she had written for a teen audience), Miss Peregrine is a coming-of-age, family secret, mysterious school story that gives readers wishing to travel in time or live forever something to ruminate on. While Miss Peregrine is written for a teen audience, there is still a lot to engage adults looking for a quick and interesting read.
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Jacob Portman is a typical disaffected upper-class teen drifting through life, but he has a rather atypical grandfather. When Jacob was young, his grandfather told him wild tales of his youth, fighting monsters and living with a group of incredible children on an island in Wales. Stories that Jacob has long since stopped believing...until something terrible happens that sends him searching for the lost island of his grandfather's youth. What Jacob finds will change his life and his understanding of reality forever.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a very creepy book involving mystery and some action. It is the story of Jacob who grew up hearing stories from his grandfather about peculiar children with supernatural abilities. As he grew up he thought those stories were fake but when his grandfather dies, he sees a monster at the death scene and tries to follow clues his grandfather left him to find the peculiar children and their headmistress, Miss.Peregrine.
Jacob llived an ordinary life except the amazing magical stories his grandfather told him of magical children and the monsters. But when his grandfather dies and jacob belives it's the monsters he may find out that his life is way more than ordinary, It's peculiar.
Jacob is just an ordinary teenage boy with an ordinary life. But after a tragic family accident takes place, he begins to find his grandfathers old story's haunting him. He must return to the old home his grandfather lived in as a child and discover the mystery living right within its very walls.
When 15 year old Jacob witnesses the horrific death of his beloved grandfather, all he has left are his cryptic last words and the terrifying image of the beast Jacob is sure killed him. Everyone around Jacob thinks he's gone crazy. When he finds a letter to his grandfather from his old headmistress, he travels to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children searching for answers. What he finds is a tiny island filled with drunks and a big old house that was bombed over 70 years ago. Though everyone was rumored to have been killed, Jacob suspects that Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children may still be alive.
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Sexual Content: Lots of this
Coarse Language: Some swearing
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Otherworldly creatures with a murderous craving for fresh blood. Final confrontation scenes were fairly intense.
Coarse Language: One example: "Priest Hole" -- misunderstood over the telephone as pisshole.
Other: I don't believe there was much swearing at all.
QuotesAdd a Quote
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
"'Just to make sure I understand," I said. 'If today is september third 1940, then tomorrow is... also September third?"'
“Stars, too were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize that we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries – but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.”