Excellent, Young Adult, Ransom Riggs, Children, Orphans, Photographs, Time Travel, Monsters, World War II, Shapeshifting, Family, Good And Evil
Jacob Portman is 16. He comes from a rich family, has a job in the family business that he hates, is a nerd, has only one friend, regularly has nightmares about monsters and has a beloved Grandfather whose dying request changes Jacob’s life. A Jewish child during World War II, Grandpa spent the war in an orphanage run by a Miss Peregrine on an island in Wales. Jacob and his father travel Europe to help Jacob fulfill his grandfather’s wish. Jacob finds Miss Peregrine’s ruined house, he finds a trunk of strange old photographs of people and places, which leads him to solve a mystery about his family and himself that is unbelievably fantastic.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36:
6, Article 40.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss6/40