The world can be scary; life can feel overwhelming; your brother just tweeted passages of your diary—fiction helps us cope! The more vibrant and detailed the story world, the better. So, need a brain vacay? Hop on through a time loop and join Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children as they fight (and overcome!) fictional monsters. The word is escapism, and I am a believer.
Here are six other reasons you need to read the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series:
2. Unique Is Awesome
Show of hands if you’ve ever felt like you had to downsize your quirkiness. Well, no more! In Peculiardom, the Peculiar are king — and queen. Rarely has there been a series that has celebrated individuality more.
3. Fierce Friendships
Have you ever noticed how we grow up with middle-grade reads that celebrate friendships only to ‘graduate’ to YA in which friends most often (not always, no sweeping generalizations here) seem out to get the protagonist? If you’re like me and need a good loyalty-in-friendship-is-everything kind of read, you’ve just found five new books to add to your TBR.
4. Jacob Portman
Relatable. Peculiar. Flawed. With a heart the size of North America. Thrown into the world of Peculiardom, Jacob’s motto might well be, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. And isn’t there something entirely relatable in that? Jacob doesn’t always get it right on the first go, but his no-quit attitude (and ultimate success) is something to inspire and encourage us all.
5. Vintage photographs
Looking to take your reading experience to the next level? There is something epic about reading a book that incorporates real-life photos into its storyline. Chills, people. I mean, there are things we forget, like the film that used to go into cameras, and the photos that couldn’t simply be edited.
Whether you prefer romance as the side or the main, you may proceed. In this series, it’s not too much. It’s not too little. It’s just the right amount. Emma, Jacob, and co. are here to ship and heart and immortalize in fanart… or not, whatever’s your style.
7. Spooky Vibes
Can’t do horror but love a great paranormal read? Me too! Riggs expertly incorporates vintage photographs into the story to build atmosphere. He so smartly toes the line between suspense and scary. While high on the spooky, these books never venture anywhere close to being so scary that you need to sleep with the lights on and a kitchen knife under your pillow (I may or may not be speaking from experience.).
Let me know why you love the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series in the comments below. Or if you’re thinking about reading these books, let me know about that too. Haha. I’m a curious creature.