Taking advantage of the fact that last week we saw the first trailer of the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, today I’ll talk about the book of the same name that inspired the film.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will tell Jacob’s story. Jacob and his father go to an island in the coast of Wales after the death of his grandfather. Someone that used to say he could see strange creatures. After arriving at the island, Jacob begins to search the past of his grandfather and discovers that what he used to say and the photos he kept were not crazy.
The story is completely different from everything I’ve read. It can put together moments of thriller mystery and adventure. The photographs are extremely intriguing and mysterious. They all have something strange, like a child raising a large stone with one hand, but they complement the book. The author’s writing fits perfectly with them. He says all the photos were not altered.
I confess that I knew almost nothing about the history. But at the same time, I’d extremely high expectations and a certain idea in my head. I thought it would be a horror book, but the course that followed was different. It was a bit disappointing. Also, I don’t agree with the end and the decision that the protagonist took.
Although the course of history wasn’t my favourite, the resolution of the mystery was something I’d never cogitated and that surprised me. Conclusion, I think the fact that it was one of the first books I read in English may have contributed to my disappointment. I will certainly re-read it before the film’s release.