‘Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children’ Was Quite Peculiar

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“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”


Jacob believes his life has always been ordinary. He was really close to his grandpa but once he dies his life completely changes. Jacob is curious about his grandfathers past which leads him to find Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children. He’s sweet and caring and there were also times in the book where he had to be really brave.

Emma was one of my favorite characters. She was fierce and had a fiery temper which is kind of ironic considering her peculiarity is fire. Emma was strong but she is also sensitive and I liked seeing both sides of her.

Enoch is like a modern-day version of Victor Frankenstein. He was a little creepy but I think that is one of the main reasons I liked his character. He was mysterious and odd but in a good way.


The plot was a lot slower than I imagined. The book starts off learning more about Jacob and his life which later leads into him finding Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children but I didn’t mind.


I liked the relationship between Jacob and Emma. I will admit I was a little hesitant at first because Emma and Abe (Jacobs grandfather) had some strong chemistry but that was all put aside once I saw Emma and Jacob together. They both cared about each other and overall it was really sweet.

Final Thoughts

Overall I rate this book a 5 out 5. I loved the story and all the characters. It was so fun to read and I really enjoyed it.

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