There was a lot of buzz about this book when it came out, so when my book club selected this as a read, I was eager for an excuse to buy it.[return][return]Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a piece of cross-genre work that is difficult to categorize. The main character is sixteen, but it's not stereotypical YA. Jacob is a protagonist in an interesting position, told he's crazy so often he starts to believe it, and begins to find himself once he's in Wales. The bizarre illustrations throughout add to the text and give an especially creepy vibe. It's not horror, but it feels very gothic at times.[return][return]I do wish the end had been a bit stronger, as it obviously relies on the next book to resolve many issues. However, it's a good book and I can see why it earned so much attention. It brings together various fantasy elements and utilizes them in a new way. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out.