It has been a peculiar week, more so because I’ve read the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children than anything. The week itself has only been peculiar in the usual way that my life varies. When I sat down to write I thought perhaps the title of the second book, Hollow City, might be a good theme for my diary entry, however, this week has felt less Hollow than last week, so Peculiar somehow felt more fitting.
Anyway, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children was published in 2011. I read it in 2012, I think. The dark fantasy was interesting. Ransom Riggs, the author, was inspired by real vintage photos. These bizarre pictures from the 1800s led him to piece together a narrative about these children with strange abilities. The main character, Jacob, follows clues left behind by his dead grandfather and discovers that these Peculiar Children ho tell him about the monsters—or Hollows—that killed his grandfather.
The sequel picks up here the first one left off. Jacob travels with these Peculiar children to London, along the way they meet up with some very strange creatures indeed. I’m about half way through, so I don’t know what happens to the children on their journey, but I look forward to finding out!