I just loved everything about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It was presented so beautifully in a nice old fashion type binding complete...moreI just loved everything about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It was presented so beautifully in a nice old fashion type binding complete with rare, vintage black and white photographs which were explained within the book and were real pictures people had donated for the book. They defied reality and look quite peculiar but are sworn to be undoctored.
The story is of a young boy, Jacob who's grandfather had told him stories as he grew up about an island far away off the coast of Wales were a group of kids lived, each having their own peculiar characteristic. They had to live there in hiding because they were hunted by creatures for evil purpose. As Jacob grew up he figured the stories to be just fairy tales as his parents had figured they were. When grandfather dies however, Jacob finds pictures of the kids exactly as his grandpa had described. Jacob really struggles with his death and his parents bring him to a psychiatrist to help him get over his nightmares and fears. It is suggested that Jacob and his dad go to the mysterious island so that perhaps he could see that the stories are false and maybe put closure to things.
I enjoyed the mystery of the island and the monsters and even the romantic piece of this story. The ending left me wondering if a sequel might be forthcoming. I really do hope so! This novel was tagged as a young adult book but I think people of all ages who enjoy an element of mystery and adventure would very much like this novel.