Have you ever looked at a photograph or painting of someone you don’t know and thought that they look familiar? That’s what I found when I read this book because there is a picture of a dentist, that looks a little bit like my great grandfather in an old-fashioned photo of him, and this is a strange coincidence because all the photographs in the book are real vintage photographs.
Jacob stopped believing his grandfathers stories when he was eight. When he is sixteen however, he is forced to rethink. His grandfathers stories were about him escaping monsters with tentacles in their mouths, who killed his family. He said he stayed in a home when he was a teenager where it is always sunny and you never die. The children that live there have strange abilities, and the grandfather shows him old fashioned black and white photographs of children doing extraordinary things.
Then his grandfather is found mysteriously dead, although the police say it was dogs that killed him. Jacob though, whilst sorting through his grandfathers stuff, finds a letter from a woman named Miss Peregrine, asking the grandfather to come back to her home for peculiar children and finds more old fashioned photos. The letter came from an island near Wales, and Jacob decides to investigate. He persuades his dad to take him there from the States where he lives to see if he can find out more about these peculiar children, not knowing what kind of monsters might be lurking in wait for him…
This book is in fact going to be made into a film which is really exciting, so when it comes out I would like it to see it, and see how similar it is to the book because sometimes the films are similar, and sometimes they are very different.
When I first looked at this book, I thought it looked a bit creepy, but actually it is not, but it is very mysterious in a way that makes you carry on reading it, whether you are on the tube, in the bath or having supper, YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!