A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
I can see why this book has so many people talking about it on BookTube. It’s quite a nice book to read.
The story in itself isn’t very difficult, but all the more interesting. At the start, I also thought Jacob was a bit out of it, but soon it’s revealed that he really isn’t (which was expected anyway, with how the book was only a quarter in).
I like that this story was so different from most other books I’ve ever read. The wights might have sounded a bit simple and childish, but the book wasn’t necessarily that. It’s well written and it made me want to keep on reading. It wasn’t hard to get through and since I’m a fast reader, I read it relatively quickly (while also spending whole days at my internship, otherwise I would’ve finished it in one day for sure).
I’m very glad that I already own the second book in this series, Hollow City, so I can just keep on reading.
Now just remains the question why I haven’t rated this book five stars if I liked it that much. I don’t really know. I would rate it 4.5 stars if Goodreads would allow it. I just don’t think it’s as mind-blowingly good as a five star book should be for me. But don’t let this keep you from reading the book, because if you’re into a refreshing story with a paranormal catch to it, I would definitely recommend this one to you!