Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children mystifies audiences


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Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children has audiences excited for the upcoming movie.

Haley Holz, Reporter

Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children has readers grinning for the upcoming movie.

Meet Jacob, a 16 year old who loved to listen to his grandfather’s stories as a little kid. He was fascinated hearing about the invisible boy, the man who had bees living inside of him and the girl who levitated. In addition to these 3, his grandpa would also talk about the monsters – monsters that would try to hurt them because they were all peculiar.

Jacob stopped believing in the stories as he became older. That is, until he came face to face with one. He found a monster. This starts his adventure to find the peculiar children and to possibly save them all.

This book was fantastic! It took me about two days to read and I would definitely read it again. The pictures in the book showing the peculiar children really made the story come alive.

All of the characters brought their own little touch to the story and the last 50 pages are spectacular with an ending you wouldn’t see coming.

The action in the book could catch any readers attention and the little humorous parts added a lot to the book. Sadly, the first 50 pages were a little slow, but once I passed that, I couldn’t put it down.

Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children was the first novel written by Ransom Briggs and the first book in the series. The book was initially supposed to be a picture book, but was then changed to become a novel with very few pictures.

The movie is due to come out on Sept. 30, and I can’t wait for it! It is directed by the fabulous Tim Burton. The cast includes actors’ such as Ella Purnell, Eva Green, and Asa Butterfield, who will be playing Jacob (he also played Ender in Ender’s Game).

I’m so excited for this movie to come out and I recommend that you should read the book before you see the movie too. If you like stories with a little mystery and some great actions scenes, this book should definitely be on your need-to-read book list.