One for the Books – Miss Peregrine’s

One for the Books - Miss Peregrine’s

Kaitlyn Craig, Messenger Reporter, Columnist & Human Interest Coordinator

Slipping into a different world and escaping reality are a lot of what makes reading fun. That is why the fiction section is the biggest in the library, and why most people prefer fiction over nonfiction. Books that take you somewhere far from where you are when you flip the pages can provide a much needed escape for the reader. If you are looking for a book that can transport you, I would suggest “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

This book follows a teenage boy named Jacob Portman. He is pretty average, and he comes from a normal family. He is even destined to run the family business of being the CEO of his family’s pharmacy chains. Jacob has grown up his whole life listening to his grandfather tell crazy, almost unbelievable stories of his childhood when he lived in a home on a small island full of children who have very unique qualities and abilities. He even had old photographs of these children to prove his tales. So when his grandfather died during a fight with mental illness, he knew that he had to go find this island that he grew up hearing about. He then decides to go on a trip with his father to Cairnholm Island to try and find out more about his family past. You will have to read the rest of the book, and then the rest of the series to find out how his expedition ends.

This book has also recently been adapted into a film. This movie has received great ratings, and if it is anything like the book, it is pretty fantastic. This book was one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read, and I have read a lot of great ones. It truly transported me into a new world, and it was hard to put the book down once I picked it up. I would truly recommend this book for anyone who has a big imagination, or someone who needs a small break from the stressful realities of life. The best way to describe it is a fairy tale written for teenagers and even adults. So go grab yourself a copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and get to reading!