It’s October; things are bound to get peculiar. That’s why I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. It’s a book that has been on my extremely long list of books to read for a while, and since it’s October I thought, why the hell not?
If you didn’t know it, I’m a book nerd. I love reading so much, and I always have. I do get sidetracked by Netflix and end up watching another episode of How I Met Your Mother instead of reading sometimes, but I’ve tried to get into a routine of reading for at least thirty minutes before bed instead of watching TV or watching YouTube videos. Essentially, I want to rest my eyes that are constantly glued to some type of screen whether it be my TV, laptop or phone– it’s not good for you!
Don’t you worry, I won’t be giving away any spoilers because I HATE when people give things away (don’t even get me started on my friend who told me what was going to happen in Desperate Housewives when I was behind on that show). I was actually just reading a list of books everyone should read (I do this a lot and have no shame) and in the short blurb about why you should read that specific book, they revealed who ended up dying in the book! Anyway, I digress.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is the first book in a series of three; I don’t know if there will be more after the third book as I’m not there yet. It is about a teenager who goes looking for answers about his grandfather’s mysterious past, which is how he ends up on a remote island off the coast of Wales where he comes across Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar and interesting children. Not only is the book really well written, but it contains different images (super creepy images, I might add, that I had to cover with my hand whilst reading this curled up in bed at night all alone because I’m a scaredy-cat) so you get a better understanding of what the author is describing. I’m not going to give any more away especially since I’m not finished with it just yet, but it is a little creepy and is considered a supernatural/fantasy book, but it’s not really a childish book if you know what I mean.
This book has gotten really great reviews and is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. It’s also being turned into a movie directed by Tim Burton so I’m extremely excited because he is one of my favorite directors. I love his quirky, macabre style and I think it will be a wonderful fit to bring this book to life!
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