Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Comprehensive Review

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the first book in this series and is intended for older teen/young adult audiences. There are some more mature themes in this book, and some of the action might be frightening for younger readers. However, I think this can be a good book for foster and adoptive families because many of the main characters have, as the title implies, been taken under the wing of Miss Peregrine, who serves as an adoptive parent.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was released in June 2011 and is the first book in a series that currently has five books with a sixth book to be released in February 2021. The story follows Jacob, a teenager who lives in Florida with his parents. Jacob has always wanted to be an explorer and is bored by his life in his town. When something happens to his grandfather, he ends up going on an adventure that he never imagined. I really enjoyed this book, and I thought some of the themes explored are very…

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About the Reviewer:

Julie is a Central Virginia native who currently resides in Rochester, New York. She received her Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary in 2012 and is currently a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Rochester. Julie has worked in various mental health research positions since 2012 and is passionate about researching how physical health, mental health, and trauma experiences interact. When not working, Julie enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her cats, and watching videos about otters (her favorite animal).

**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

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