Monday Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

So I haven’t done a book recommendation in forever it seems. I’ve been so caught up in everything else that I really haven’t had the time to read new books for fun or even think about the old ones that I’ve read so that I could write a recommendation for y’all.

Well I remembered this book and so I bring you the Monday book recommendation once again.

This week is the book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

My best friend recommended this book to me quite awhile back. Typically we don’t have very similar likes in books and so when she genuinely thought that I would enjoy this one I decided to give it a try.
I didn’t read what the book was about or look up anything about it. I just rented it from the library and started reading.

The story’s main character is Jacob and the book starts off with his grandfather dying – or being murdered… Well, Jacob’s grandfather was always thought to be a bit of a loon. He would tell Jacob crazy seeming stories that Jacob’s father said was nothing but made up tales because of the horrors that his grandfather had to live through during World War II. Jacob had often listened to the stories about his grandfather living in an orphanage with lots of other peculiar children.

When Jacob and his father end up going to the island in the UK that his grandfather’s orphanage was located, Jacob decides to investigate. He finds the orphanage, run down and falling apart. What he wasn’t expecting to find were the children that his grandfather had described as living with. They were still alive – still children – and wanting him to come back into the past with them.

When I started reading the book I thought it was going to be another modern-day boring book. I wasn’t expecting all of the fantastical elements, time-travel, etc. I was almost ready to put the book down because I thought I’d be wasting my time, but I’m so glad I didn’t. Now, I’m not saying the beginning is necessarily boring, it was just me wanting to read something I knew that I’d enjoy at the time as opposed to something I thought I’d be slogging through. The book is nicely written, keeps your interest, and there’s so much still that is left untold that I can’t wait to read the next book – for there surely has to be a next book.

It was very fun to read and was a surprisingly good, newer book. The characters all are well-portrayed and have good depth as well as being likable. There’s plenty of mystery and adventure, and like I said, there’s plenty that was also left unanswered to guarantee a great sequel.

It’s definitely worth the read. And as my friend recommended it to me – as I am so glad she did – I hereby now recommend to you.



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