Book two of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues right where we left off in the first book. For those that don’t know anything about these books, its about a boy named Jacob who is told about these “Peculiar” children by his grandfather. his grandfather tells him stories about these kids but Jacob, due to some unfortunate events in the first book, learns that these aren’t made up stories, or made up people; they are real. these children all have what I consider to be special abilities. so book one is mostly about Jacobs adventure in finding out about these kids. then book two, Jacob and the kids all go on this adventure to save the childrens’ guardian; Miss Peregrine.
I enjoyed this book as much as the first one. there’s a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, so I was pretty surprised. the book is a little dark, but it’s also got some humor in it too, which is good. If there is one thing I don’t really like, it might actually be some of the kids. now i realize that the protagonist is a kid, and many of the side characters are children too, but I feel like some of the kids are annoying. two of them in particular. one is such a negative child; he’s always got something unhelpful, or mean to say. he comes off as really insensitive. the other child, she is the youngest of them all and I guess her portrayal in the book does do a good job at showing that. she just comes off as an annoying little girl. I think my biggest issue with many of the kids is that they come off as pretty insensitive. I don’t know, I guess I just have a hard time with child protagonists sometimes.
overall I did like the book; good balance of humor and seriousness to it. the characters are fun, and the story is pretty striaghtorward. I’m guessing based on how it ended, that there will be another. So i look forward to reading that one when it comes out.