Synopsis from Goodreads:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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 were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
I had a lot of friends who read Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children back when I was in college, but I just didn’t really think it was for me. Fast forward a few years and they’re making this book into a movie, so I decided to try it out before the film is released. I haven’t had a ton of reading time as of late, but I read this one while I was stuck in the airport waiting on a delayed flight from Orlando. I enjoyed this quick read, though it wasn’t nearly as dark as I expected it to be (which was why I didn’t read it before). It’s a really easy book to read and entertaining once you get through a couple of slow parts. I gave it three stars on Goodreads.