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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 his youthful imagination. Or were they...? Followin 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 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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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 his youthful imagination. Or were they...? Followin 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 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!

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Loved this! It's been awhile since I've read this one, and I really wanted to read Hollow City, so I'm really excited I could quickly read this graphic novel as a refresher! Going to read Hollow next for the first time! #TBRTakedown

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lola

    What a delightful reading experience. Cassandra Jean’s artwork is admirable and quite pleasing to the eyes. I read the first tome of the book series and found it rather uneventful and unsurprising. But I could not get enough of this graphic novel adaptation. I’m a sucker for beautiful illustrations, so that had me going, but the writing was very engaging also, now that it’s not overflowing with unnecessary thoughts and descriptions. It’s more “to the point” than in the book. It’s rare that I admi What a delightful reading experience. Cassandra Jean’s artwork is admirable and quite pleasing to the eyes. I read the first tome of the book series and found it rather uneventful and unsurprising. But I could not get enough of this graphic novel adaptation. I’m a sucker for beautiful illustrations, so that had me going, but the writing was very engaging also, now that it’s not overflowing with unnecessary thoughts and descriptions. It’s more “to the point” than in the book. It’s rare that I admit to preferring an adaptation to the original work. For example, I find that 99 percent of books are better than their movie adaptation. Who’s with me on that? And so it’s wonderful to see that a story not enjoyed in novel format can be enjoyed in another one (i.e. graphic novel). I did not feel that anything of major importance was left out of the story, but it’s true there are some events that were fast-speeded. That’s okay. It’s one of the reasons I enjoyed this so much: it didn’t drag like the book. Because of this, I was more interested in getting to know all of the “peculiar” characters. Still unsure if I should be watching the movie any soon, because it wasn’t very successful and I’m afraid it’s going to be a disaster like the movie adaptation of The Mortal Instruments series. In any case, I will be picking the second graphic novel up… in a few minutes. Excited! Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  3. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    If one likes to stretch the truth...this is sort of a reread. I read the first book years ago and have promptly forgotten everything about it (YES my brain is talented like that), but I do remember it being a book I really really wanted to like -- but kinda didn't? So I wanted to try the graphic novel (also I'm behind on my reading challenge lol do not tell I'm being sneaky here) and my library had it so like -- why not?! Ok turns out the story is WILD AND GOOD and I freaking loved it!!? I will i If one likes to stretch the truth...this is sort of a reread. I read the first book years ago and have promptly forgotten everything about it (YES my brain is talented like that), but I do remember it being a book I really really wanted to like -- but kinda didn't? So I wanted to try the graphic novel (also I'm behind on my reading challenge lol do not tell I'm being sneaky here) and my library had it so like -- why not?! Ok turns out the story is WILD AND GOOD and I freaking loved it!!? I will immediately sign myself up to read the rest of the series + watch the movie + I think I'll reread the prose version? I don't know if it's just a timing thing back then that turned me off, or the art was just so spectacular and emotive in this edition that it really captured my imagination?? But I just felt so much more for this edition. But seriously 😭💛the art was adorable. I very much want to read more about this boy who can see monsters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I just love this story SO much! It was interesting to see it play out in a graphic novel. I'm always going to prefer the book over any adaptation that comes out of it, but I still really enjoyed this. It was a nice refresher and it hit all the key plot points. It made me even more excited for Hollow City. JANUARY 2014 BABY!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey West

    It looks like a lot of people are reviewing the wrong book. This is the graphic novel which doesn't even come out until October 29, 2013. Stop reviewing the wrong edition.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Wonderful art, solid storyline I am a sucker for books with fabulous pictures. The first book (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) already had vintage photos scattered throughout...so I was a little unsure how if adding more pictures would truly provide anything valuable to the storyline... Let me assure you, it did. It didn't feel like the graphic novel cut anything from the story - even though it was certainly shorter and contained far less text. The images are expressive and enhance the Wonderful art, solid storyline I am a sucker for books with fabulous pictures. The first book (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) already had vintage photos scattered throughout...so I was a little unsure how if adding more pictures would truly provide anything valuable to the storyline... Let me assure you, it did. It didn't feel like the graphic novel cut anything from the story - even though it was certainly shorter and contained far less text. The images are expressive and enhance the story in every positive away that the story almost feels the same as reading the novel. Highly recommended. Blog | Instagram | Twitter

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Rereading the book in this form reminded me how much I loooooved it the first time. Now I'm so ready to finish the series!! Also the art style was mind blowing as per usual with Cassandra Jean.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

    I loved the pictures and the dark colors in this book. It gives you the perfect feeling while reading it. Definitely worth a read, even though it was better as an actual book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    good drawings. story the same.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maxwell

    Obviously I loved this just as much as the full novel. The illustrations fit perfectly with the story. I loved the use of color sporadically throughout, and how it emphasized the mood of the scene. It did leave out minor plot points and details that would have just made it too long, so that was alright. Something I appreciated was the drawing of the hollowgast, because when I read the story I didn't really understand or have a vision of what they looked like. Also it was really fun to see how the Obviously I loved this just as much as the full novel. The illustrations fit perfectly with the story. I loved the use of color sporadically throughout, and how it emphasized the mood of the scene. It did leave out minor plot points and details that would have just made it too long, so that was alright. Something I appreciated was the drawing of the hollowgast, because when I read the story I didn't really understand or have a vision of what they looked like. Also it was really fun to see how the characters were drawn compared to how I saw them in my head. The integration of the creepy, original pictures was done pretty well too. Definitely stays true to the book. A great, quick, fun, beautiful read to go along with the book series. I am excited to get the "Hollow City" version!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    There is so much hype surrounding this series and I'm just like I wasn't able to give this a "proper" review along with my rating when I actually finished it so... here goes. I do not understand the hype surrounding this series. I tried to read the original Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I DNF'ed it about 100 pages in. I didn't care for the characters or the plot. I knew early on in the book that I probably wouldn't be that crazy about the story and yet I hoped that the pictures w There is so much hype surrounding this series and I'm just like I wasn't able to give this a "proper" review along with my rating when I actually finished it so... here goes. I do not understand the hype surrounding this series. I tried to read the original Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I DNF'ed it about 100 pages in. I didn't care for the characters or the plot. I knew early on in the book that I probably wouldn't be that crazy about the story and yet I hoped that the pictures would be the saving grace. They weren't. (Ask me more about this if you're interested.) So, when I received MPHfPC: The Graphic Novel I thought, "Okay. I'll give this a shot." I THOUGHT that the condensed version would make the characters more interesting. They weren't. I THOUGHT that having a visual would make the plot more compelling. It definitely wasn't. Plot and characters aside, I have no complaints about the actual art in this graphic novel. But coupled with the lackluster characters and story line, the entire reading experience was mediocre at best. Honestly, I'm not sure who I would recommend this book to. It has an interesting premise to be sure but I think that there are plenty of other similar books out there who execute the story better than MPHfPC (both the book and the graphic novel) did. If you're into ultra-hyped YA: go for it. Chances are, you'll probably like it. It just wasn't my cup of tea. But, hey - I gave this series a fair shot, didn't I? This may sound harsh (and I'm sorry if it does) but I just don't get why this book is so popular.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Atkinson

    I really like how much non-dialogue explanation is given, but half of the art just looked like scribbles...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Corey Bearden

    I am halfway through this book and can only say I already know this is one of those books it will take me a long long while to get over. The characters in these kinds of books become my friends and I miss them so when their stories don't mingle with mine anymore...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Hunter Kimball

    Wasn't to big, and i kind of liked the book. Honestly it was good enough to make me want to read the next one. I liked how it was written and how it summed up the actual book in a graphic novel form.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joshee Kun (조수아)

    After two pathetic attempts to finish the actual novelized form of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I finally decided to read its graphic novel. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but the novel was downright boring and dragging compared to this mixture of wonderful illustrations and direct-to-the-point dialogues. Even though I was sometimes confused by the sudden and rushed flow of the plot (i.e. Jacob and Emma's romantic relationship was rendered so INSTANT by the text's format), I still had After two pathetic attempts to finish the actual novelized form of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I finally decided to read its graphic novel. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but the novel was downright boring and dragging compared to this mixture of wonderful illustrations and direct-to-the-point dialogues. Even though I was sometimes confused by the sudden and rushed flow of the plot (i.e. Jacob and Emma's romantic relationship was rendered so INSTANT by the text's format), I still had a great reading experience. The pictures and drawings were so vibrant and vividly detailed that I kept on rereading pages just to fully appreciate their beauty. When I come to think of it, the only major problem I encountered was the slightly overrated nature of the plot. My bookish friends were right when they told me that the story was basically a darkened version of X-Men. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the overall quality of the graphic novel, and I look forward to purchasing its sequel.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ally C

    This boo was okay, It was really slow and i didn't want to pick it back up. I rated it a 3 because people who actually like graphic navies would probably like this book ( i am not one of those people)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    This was so good! I think it helped having read the book before the graphic novel but the graphic novel makes the story so much creepier!! Loved it!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kate S.

    I think that the story didn't really have a plot. It was confusing and kind of boring

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Herondale

    I have been a fan of Cassandra Jean's drawing skills for a while now, and this graphic novel is definitely a wonderful example of how talented this woman is. It has so many colours that masterfully create the perfect atmosphere and setting for the scene. This book is clearly an eye candy. And, obviously, the story is exceptionally nice. I read the book, and I really enjoyed it wholeheartedly, now I've reread it as a graphic novel encompassing Ransom's magic and uniqe storytelling style again.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katja

    Ugggh it was fine... I guess? Art-wise it was 4 stars but the story... let's be real the book is better. Good for revising the story tho.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dimitra

    (στα ελληνικά υπάρχει review στο blog μου http://pumpeduppages.blogspot.gr/2015... ) WOW!!! WHAT A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!! I ADORE these books and when I saw the graphic novel I HAD to get it! It took me some time but I finally did, and read it in one sitting!!! It's unbelievably awesome! The artwork is stunning, it's so easy to read and I enjoyed it so so SO much!!! I can't wait for Hollow City graphic novel! One of the best, unique and beautiful book series I have ever read in my life, so far! Thank you R.Ri (στα ελληνικά υπάρχει review στο blog μου http://pumpeduppages.blogspot.gr/2015... ) WOW!!! WHAT A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!! I ADORE these books and when I saw the graphic novel I HAD to get it! It took me some time but I finally did, and read it in one sitting!!! It's unbelievably awesome! The artwork is stunning, it's so easy to read and I enjoyed it so so SO much!!! I can't wait for Hollow City graphic novel! One of the best, unique and beautiful book series I have ever read in my life, so far! Thank you R.Riggs and Cassandra Jean!!! You are both AWESOME!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linnea Karlberg

    A nice summary of the story. Can't replace the actual book, though. A good read-in-one-sitting book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lexie

    4.5. You know a graphic novel is good when you see a whole new facet of a story through its eyes. Or, well, through its art, at any rate.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I have actually not read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Nor have I seen the movie. But I am absolutely fascinated by graphic novels. And so when I came across this graphic novel at my library I knew that I wanted to read it. This graphic novel is easy to follow. I'm assuming that it pretty much follows the book's story. I really enjoyed the story and I really enjoyed the illustrations. I cannot wait to read the second graphic novel.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Drewthereader19

    I finished this book at work today!(:

  26. 4 out of 5

    K

    I love Cassandra Jean's art, and I enjoyed the novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home but I don't think they worked well together. Miss Peregrine's Home's strength was always in its sense of atmosphere, and while Jean is a very talented artist, her skills are more with the human figure and less with backgrounds the paneling and atmosphere. This might sound a bit strange, but I feel like an artist with more solid lines would've been a better choice with this particular novel. Also, I think the st I love Cassandra Jean's art, and I enjoyed the novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home but I don't think they worked well together. Miss Peregrine's Home's strength was always in its sense of atmosphere, and while Jean is a very talented artist, her skills are more with the human figure and less with backgrounds the paneling and atmosphere. This might sound a bit strange, but I feel like an artist with more solid lines would've been a better choice with this particular novel. Also, I think the story lost a lot of its charm when abbreviated for the graphic novel format. Oh well. I did like the use of color, and I did enjoy looking at the beautiful art. I still don't think the pictures work well in context though.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    I didn't want to reread Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because I remembered almost everything from this novel. But I did want to get back into the story so that I could continue with Hollow City. And I did buy the graphic novel some time ago. It was definitely time to read it. I enjoyed it so much! The drawings were mostly dark and fit the scenery and the concept of the peculiars as well as the monsters. Also, the story did not deviate from the original story as far as I could remember. I didn't want to reread Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because I remembered almost everything from this novel. But I did want to get back into the story so that I could continue with Hollow City. And I did buy the graphic novel some time ago. It was definitely time to read it. I enjoyed it so much! The drawings were mostly dark and fit the scenery and the concept of the peculiars as well as the monsters. Also, the story did not deviate from the original story as far as I could remember. It seemed to be pretty close to the original. The story is now fresh on my mind and I can't wait to start with Hollow City.

  28. 5 out of 5

    TJ

    I really enjoyed this! I needed a refresher for the movie coming out tomorrow, and I'm so glad I chose to read this! I had issues with the novel, one of them being pacing. The graphic novel was, as expected, much faster paced, which benefited the story. I still think the love story is cringe worthy, but I really love Cassandra Jean's art, and her adaptation makes me want to read the sequels! I can't wait until her Shadowhunters graphic novel comes out! 5/5 stars.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Roberson

    I read the first half of this graphic novel that we received from BEA and already love it. I can tell this is one I'm going to need to buy pretty quickly. The pictures really bring the story to life, and it's a great refresher before diving into the next book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sally ☾

    so in love with Cassandra Jean's art style <3

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