Saturday, July 5, 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Sixteen year old Jacob has suffered from personal and family tragedy, and decides to travel to a remote island of the coast of Wales. He finds the remnants of an old house that was Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. While exploring, Jacob discovers evidence that the children attending the school might have been dangerous, and they might have been kept on the island in quarantine. Jacob is even more surprised to find out that some of the children might still be alive.

This is an adapted version of the original novel to graphic novel form. The heart of the story and the main plot points stay the same. Nothing is drastically changed, minor plot points are simply left out for the ease of telling the story in a different format. This version might work for a younger audience that is not quite ready for the emotional depth of the full novel.

 I liked that some of the old pictures included in the novel were worked into the art of this version. I thought it was interesting to see in picture how parts of the story play out rather than simply reading about them. I liked how the art was used to show the differences in the regular world and the loop.

While I still really enjoyed the graphic novel, nothing compares to the original Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. I would recommend reading the original novel first, and afterwards reading the graphic novel so you can fully enjoy the story.

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