Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children is good, dark and slightly disturbing, with a twist of sadness and the supernatural, told through Jacob in his search for answers.
Following the death of his grandfather, sixteen-year-old Jacob is looking for answers. Odd stories from his grandfather, that he had previously dismissed, sends him to the Island where the children’s home, his grandfather supposedly spent his youth in, is placed.
It has that young adult book feel, but it isn’t overdone or full of cliches. It is darker than most young adult novels I have encountered so far, and it is the moments hidden in the darkness, that makes it haunting. There are moments of this book that will stay with me forever. Disturbing moments produced by characters I liked, making so that much more disturbing.
It isn’t a perfect novel, but it has its great moments that makes you want to read on and it’s worth a read.
“I had always known the sky was full of mysteries – but not until now had I realized how full of them earth was.” – page 342