Overview (No Spoilers): Personally, I love watching books I’ve read and characters I adore/detest come to life in movies.. As such, many of the books that have peppered my reading list over the years were slated to make their big screen debut.I had first heard of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (MPHPC) years ago, and upon stumbling across the visually intriguing trailer for the upcoming corresponding motion picture I knew that I had to read the aforementioned book. After waiting a surprisingly long time for the said book to become available at my local library, I immediately dove in, becoming quickly hooked by Jacob’s quest to make sense of his grandfather’s mysterious death, and his strange last words, which lead to a world beyond Jacob’s wildest dreams. The story, in general, is incredibly fast paced, and will keep the reader riveted as Jacob learns more about his Grandfather’s past, as well as the immediate dangers that surround him and his new friends. While it lacked the level of detail and world building that I typically look for in books, I went into the story expecting a young adult novel and appropriately curbed expectations in the development region. As a result, I found myself pleasantly surprised in the level of character development and general storyline. Overall, MPHPC was highly enjoyable, as a quick, fun read and I’m looking forward to seeing the movie adaption!
Additional Insight (Spoilers Abound):
- What big event are the hollow’s kidnapping the Ymbrynes’ for? Where will they be in time and how will the children know where to go? I hope the other books will adventure into other loops!
- How will the children be able to navigate the real world after being trapped for so long?
- How will Jacob’s family handle his disappearance?
- Will his father ever finish one of his manuscripts?
- Will Miss Peregrine ever be able to transform back to a human? Why can’t she?
- It is so cool that all of the photos were actually real ones from a collection!