Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Recently, after hearing people talk about it and highly rave about it what seemed like everywhere, I picked up the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. This book was absolutely fantastic and I would rate it 5/5 stars, every time. After reading it through one time, I really want to read it through a second time, however my roommate is reading it now so I can't. I read this book in two days -- I literally brought it to work and read on all my breaks. People would try to talk to me, and I was like PLEASE DO NOT TALK TO ME THANK YOU. 

The story itself is about a young boy named Jacob who goes on an adventure with his father following a family tragedy. He goes to an abandoned orphanage on a tiny Welsh island, which is incredibly hard to get off of/get in contact with. On this island, he finds the orphanage of his grandfathers stories and what ensues is almost complete chaos. He finds the children of his grandfathers stories, who are stuck in a time loop, and begins to find out more and more of his grandfather's past.

One of the reasons that I adore this book so much is because of the time loop situation. The time loops in general are so good, however the loop that Jacob and his grandfather go into is during World War II (which is what my degree is in). It's so interesting to me to find that they repeated the same day, over and over and over again. The children in the time loop don't age, since they live the same day over and over again, so it is as if they are suspended in time. However, if they step outside of the time loop and are outside of it for an extended period of time, they age rapidly. 

The book is very creepy, and has its moments of 'woah that's kind of terrifying', but that's one of the reasons in which I picked it up. I was reading it during October and wanted something that was spooky without being downright scary. This book is definitely one that you have to pick up the hard copy of because they have a ton of photographs in it of the children and other characters throughout the book. 

They are adapting this book into a movie, which makes me want to finish the trilogy because whenever they adapt books into movies, sometimes they spoil things (a la Mortal Instruments), and this is one series that I really don't want spoiled. 

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