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.

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