When a tragedy sends Jacob and his father traveling to an island off the coast of Wales, he discovers things he previously had deemed impossible. He finds the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and realizes that these peculiar children may have been dangerous. To make it more confusing, the stories his grandfather told him as a child may be connected with this strange place. How will Jacob find out what’s really happening on this mysterious island?
I really liked this book because of its fantasy and thriller elements. It had lots of suspense, and a mature but friendly writing style. The characters were also very diverse and the story stayed true to its setting in both time and place. Overall, this was a very interesting book.
It was interesting how Jacob was torn when he fell in love with Emma. I think it is a mark of good writing that he stopped to think about falling in love with a 200 year-old girl disguised in a teenager’s body.
Reviewed by Lily, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library