A Peculiar Review

This is Scarlet. She has a mustache. Her magical powers include pretending to read or laying down in front of my books while I’m reading. She is also a natural model.


So I’m a bit tardy to the party with this book review. It’s already been made into a movie and released to DVD/BluRay.


I borrowed Thing 1’s copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” last week. Scarlet also decided to peruse. She liked the pictures, albeit creepy, the best. I’d seen the trailer for the movie, aimed towards middle school-high school (in my opinion) and decided it was right up my alley.


When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.” – IMDB


Lo and behold, I thought it was…okay. Don’t throw rotten fruit at me. It wasn’t the POV (point of view) or the setting. The forward movement and not-so-subtle “this is the bad guy” weren’t bad either. My sticker shock was the swearing. Yes, I know people talk like this, but I didn’t expect it in a book geared towards younger readers (the New York Times best seller list for children’s chapter books).


If you want to lend it to a 10-12 year old, it’s easy enough to read, but just keep in mind that there are some colorful words along the way. Gratefully, not more than a handful. But when you’re expecting none, a handful is a bunch. In all honesty, I didn’t look at the pictures very much because I didn’t want nightmares.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

One response to “A Peculiar Review

  • Deanna Fugett

    That’s funny, because I watched the Peculiar movie and I don’t remember any swearing in it. The movie was good, but I wouldn’t call it great.
    I own the book and have read the first few pages, got creeped out and set it down. My 14 yr old has read it and enjoyed it. Not sure if I’d let my 11 yr old read it though. I think it’s meant more for teens instead of tweens.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Jebraun Clifford

Fearless Words in Fantasy Words

David N. Alderman

A Place Where Fiction And Faith Meet


Resting in Jesus in the midst of lunacy.

Quills & Inkblotts

Because the world needs good stories

For Such a Time as This

I want to be a salt shaker, light bearer, city-on-a-hill dweller

Rosemary E. Johnson

Dragon Writer

Kelsey Messner

Compelling Christian Fiction

Pursue Magazine

Embrace your uniqueness. Tap into your potential. Pursue the impossible.


Courage, freedom and joy: stories that heal.

Crafting Mysteries & Suspense

Mystery author Cathy Elliott talks a bit about writing mysteries, life, faith, and the delights of quilting in "The Occasional Blog."


steph writes poetry

loved by I am

a twenty-first century girl following the eternal Savior

Leslie H. Stobbe Literary


%d bloggers like this: