Ever since Jacob was a little boy, his Polish grandfather told him stories of strange children that lived on an island. In the stories, the children could do amazing things, like float in midair and have dreams of the future. Jacob soon dismissed the stories as fairy tales. How could such a thing be true?
The horrifying death of the old man slowly starts to make Jacob think otherwise, and he is determined to find out the full truth.
Little did he know he would end up uncovering a whole new world.
One of the coolest things about this book is the photos. Jacob does a lot of his clue searching through black and white pictures. They are amazing and are one of the things that make this book stand out.
Another one of the things I liked was how it was both historical and modern at the same time. As I have said in earlier posts, I am not a big historical fiction reader, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children takes place partly in the past. You get a pleasant taste of today’s world fun and historical happenings without being overwhelmed.
This is not just for YA readers. My mom is reading this as well and is enjoying it.
Did I happen to add that it is also a New York Times bestseller? I looked on Riggs’s blog, and it turns out that if all the copies sold were stacked up, the pile would be taller than Mt. Everest!
I would recommend this to almost anyone because it has something for everyone no matter what you like to read. There is mystery, fantasy, family issues, romance, adventure, and everything in between!
Liked Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children? You might also enjoy…
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy