Good afternoon everyone. I hope you had an amazing vacation. Today I’m going to review Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I finished reading it a week ago, and I was supposed to write about it earlier, but this week was so hectic and fun at the same time, and I haven’t actually had the time to sit by myself and write a post on my blog. So, without further ado, let’s talk about this book.
The book tells the story of the sixteen year old Jacob Portman. When he was younger, his grandfather used to tell him scary stories about the orphanage he used to live in. Jacob was the only one who believed his grandfather’s childhood stories, unlike his dad who didn’t ever believed his father’s ghostly past. After Jacob witnesses his grandfather’s tragic death, in front of his eyes. He decides to go to the cost of Wales, where the orphanage is, to visit it, and explore the town and the people there. When he tells his therapist about the whole situation, he actually says that it might be a good idea for him to go there, maybe his nightmares would stop attacking him at night and he will come back to his normal self again. However, when he goes to the abandoned orphanage, he sees those peculiar children who are gifted with magical powers. After that, he feels so guilty about how everyone thought that his grandfather was making up stories out of nowhere. So, Jacob decides that he would want to stay longer on the island to unravel the truth of his grandfather’s mysterious death, and meet the rest of the peculiar children.
This book is a work of art. Especially the vintage photographs, they made the story feel so real. The story gave me chills. Some parts were mysterious and thought provoking, others were scary and disgusting, but overall, the whole concept of this book is brilliant. The moment I picked it up, I know it was going to be a slow read, but that didn’t mean it was boring! I enjoyed every part of it. My favorite part was when Jacob went to explore the orphanage and met Miss Peregrine’s, she was so arrogant and strictly terrifying, but I liked her as a character. Also, between all of the peculiar children, the levitating girl was my favorite one. If you’re into stories of kids with magical powers, ghosts, or black and white old photos, then you must read this book. You’ll totally get into it. It’s the perfect read on cold nights with a fuzzy blanket and a cup of coffee.