Is The Movie As Good As The Book?


Mariana Martinez

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar children is novel by an American Author,  Ransom Riggs. It was originally published on June 7th, 2011 followed by the novel Hollow City and its genre is a Dark Fantasy/ Young Adult Fiction. A synopsis on the novel is a boy who goes through a family tragedy, looks for clues that lead him to an abandoned orphanage on Welsh island. Director Tim Burton turned the novel into a film and released it on September 30, 2016.

The film uses the its storyline about a boy, Jacob Portman, who grew up listening to his grandfather’s stories about living with peculiar children in a special orphanage run by Miss Peregrine. When Jacob got older, he visited his grandfather and found him injured and dying, while he was there with him, he witnessed a strange, humanoid creature only he can see. When Jacob went and found the orphanage, he encounters with peculiar children meaning they all have their own special powers to entertain crowds. After a while, him and the children are in trouble after Miss Peregrine is captured and taken away but it is up to Jacob to help and save Miss Peregrine and risk being trapped in a time loop that is not his own.

If you’re looking for a dark, thrilling, and adventure film then Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar children is definitely the movie to see. Although there are some parts from the book that are missing that should’ve been included in the film, it still followed the storyline better than what movies can. Therefore, a rating for this novel that turned into a film will be a 4 out of 5 stars.