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Book Review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Bk 1)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 32


This is the story of Jacob, the child of wealthy parents and who has a special bond with his grandfather. As a child, the grandfather used to tell him wild and fantastical tales of special children he used to know, children who had special abilities. When his grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, Jacob goes on a mission to find out what his grandfather's dying words were about. His search leads him to a remote island off of the United Kingdom where he finds a rotting mansion and strange happenings. This is a book where not everything is as it seems. I thought the author was wildly creative in telling this story. There were one or two minor plot points that were unresolved, but the story was very enjoyable. Some vintage, black and white photographs are used to further the story. I really enjoyed reading this and though it started somewhat slowly, by the end I was left wanting more. Fortunately, the author left the ending somewhat open for the possibility of a sequel.


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