Cynthia Frazier


Excellent, Young Adult, Ransom Riggs, Children, Orphans, Photographs, Time Travel, Monsters, World War II, Shapeshifting, Family, Good And Evil

Document Type

Book Review


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.