Rating: Four out of five stars
I was convinced that I would rate this book five stars for the first half of the book. Then halfway through, the tone of the novel changed, and the ending left me with mild discomfort. What began as a horror novel ended as something reminiscent of the books I read at the age of ten. Overall, I rate the first half of the book five stars, with the second half as three stars, making an average of four stars.
The book did have a few grammar and spelling errors, but nothing too major. Some unexplained character placement did occur; halfway through a conversation Miss Peregrine would react with her needlework while I found myself reading a few sentences back trying to find out when she even began her needlework.
Aside from that, this book has everything I love between its pages: the mystery of a time before mine; the wonder of Wonderland; the threat of a fairy ring; references to Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Neverland; and the exploration of the many facets of the father-son dynamic similar to the show Supernatural. Miss Peregrine herself sounds like Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter. Even with all these references, the plot itself is quite original, making for an overall enjoyable reading experience.
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