Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

His entire life, Jacob’s grandfather wove fantastical tales about his time spent in a magical orphanage with its “peculiar” residents. So when Jacob witnesses his grandfather’s death under suspicious circumstances, his dad agrees to take him to the remote Welsh island to investigate the source of the stories he grew up with. The first in Riggs’ series establishes his narrative, enriched with eerie vintage photographs. However, this isn’t a horror novel. Instead, it drifts between genres; floating from mystery to fantasy to science fiction, creating its own genre as unique as the characters Jacob meets. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a one-of-a-kind tale with larger-than-life characters and a troubled teen searching for a sense of purpose and a place to belong.