I read a lot of young adult books. They are generally quick reads, not horribly written, and remind me of when I was young. Well, younger anyway. This book was a lot of fun.
The story is about Jacob, who following the death of his grandfather, travels to a Welsh island in hopes of discovering more about his grandfather’s childhood at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is intrigued by a collection of mysterious pictures his grandfather had that show children levitating, handling fire, easily lifting boulders, and many other strange things. Then there was the letter, seemingly written by Miss Peregrine herself a mere 15 years before the death of his grandfather. Is it possible she was still alive after 70 years? Would she know what his grandfather meant with his cryptic last words? He had to go find out. What he found was stranger than anything he could have imagined.
I enjoyed this book because the author used real photos from collectors to weave this story. It was a great way to engage the reader and keep them guessing until the last page. I could write more, but you should read it for yourself. The sequel, Hollow City, was released in January of this year. I shall be picking that one up when it comes out in paperback.