A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Wow, this book will take you on a wild goose chase. I originally bought it thinking it was a horror books because of the creepy pictures in it but it is actually more of a suspense/mystery book. The main character is a sarcastic little man and he makes everything seem lighter than it actually is. Within the first two chapters someone is dead and the real adventure begins. It is a little fast paced but not so much that you can't understand what is going on.
I recommend this book to anyone old enough to watch a good horror movie and not be scared. So, if you are faint-hearted don't read this book.