Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob grew up hearing stories of his grandfather's childhood and seeing pictures of the mysterious orphaned children his grandfather grew up with. Peculiar children with strange abilities. He also grew up hearing of the "monsters" Jacob's grandfather went to war to fight. Jacob always thought "monsters" referred to the Germans in the war. But when his grandfather dies and leaves him a cryptic message to find the orphanage, Jacob begins to uncover the truth.

I couldn't put this book down! It was fantastic. Strange and eerie, yet beautifully written. And the interesting pictures only add to the story. I was especially impressed with two things:

1.The writing was phenomenal. Even though it's from a teenage boy's POV, his use of the English language is above how teenagers usually speak, and his sentences are complex yet readable. Great descriptions throughout, it just pulled me right in.

2. And even though it is from a teenage boy's POV, we don't get details of his anatomical changes whenever he sees a pretty girl (which is one of my pet peeves about reading from teenage boy's perspectives. We know it happens! We don't need to read about it!). Jacob is a spectacularly written character.

I LOVED this book!


Sarah Tokeley said...

I haven't read a single bad review of this book, and I've read a few now. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it.

Maeve Frazier said...

This looks like a definite TBR! Thanks for the recommendation.

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