Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
reviewed by Cynthia Long
June 1, 2015
Jacob saw a monster the night Grandpa Portman died. His parents send him to a psychologist who calls it traumatic stress.
But what if all those impossible stories Grandpa used to tell about the levitating girl and boulder-lifting kid and a magical castle in Wales are actually true? He’s off to Wales for the summer to find out.
At an old rundown mansion, he steps through a time loop and meets the students and headmistress of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The students, like Grandpa Portman and Jacob himself, aren’t just peculiar . . . they’re magical.
Young Adult. A good, fun read with insightful glimpses at the imperfections of parent-child relationships. Includes unique and fascinating vintage photographs which tie into the characters and plot.
A movie, directed by Tim Burton, is expected in 2016.