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

Ransom Riggs
When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine's home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir up his youthful imagination. Or were they...?Following his grandfather's death - a scene Jacob literally couldn't believe with his own eyes - the sixteen-year-old boy embarks on a mission to disentangle fact from fiction in his grandfather's tall tales. But even his grandfather's elaborate yarns couldn't prepare Jacob for the eccentricities he will discover at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

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Reviewed: 2016-06-14
I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess. I didn't like the original book, but still I couldn't resist picking up the graphic novel adaptation when I saw it at the library. What's good about the graphic novel? It's shorter and quicker. The illustrations are decent, using the old Wizard of Oz concept of the real world in black and white and the more fantastical world in color. But the graphic novel doesn't make me love the story any more than I did before, and it's so much streamlined that I wonder how much I would understand if I hadn't read the original novel first.
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