There’s no such thing as an invisible boy, even if a photo shows a suit with no head on top. And the levitating girl must have been some sort of trick, too. His grandfather had surely been lying to him all these years, and he was finished listening. He was too big for this nonsense.
But when Grandpa Portman is attacked near his home by some kind of wild animal no one else sees, and dies in Jacob’s arms, things become very peculiar indeed. Just before his grandfather dies, he mumbles urgent instructions like, “You’re not safe.” “Go to the island.” “Find the bird. In the loop. On the other side of the old
Jacob promises he will, but what does it all mean?
Eventually he follows the clues his grandfather has left. He finds the island and the bird in the loop, and it is all even more than he could have imagined.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is part fantasy, part time travel adventure, and just a tiny bit young romance. The book is sprinkled with authentic vintage photos collected at modern day yard sales and flea markets, the epilog says. So maybe the levitating girl and invisible boy once did exist. You just never know…
This #1 New York Times Bestseller is intended for teens, but Amazon.com says it “will delight readers of any age.”
Note that the difficulty of viewing the photos on an e-book makes electronic format less appealing than real paper for this peculiar book.