Along side with my writing goal this summer, I also have embarked on more reading time. Good writers need to be good readers. What better mentor then prestigious authors of books! A group of teachers have formed a book club and we will be meeting and discussing some interesting stories. We have 4 books planned for the summer. Miss Peregrine is the first adventure, morbid adventure, that is. I loved mystery and scary stories as a young girl but my taste for them has subsided. I have learned from a good friend and co-worker that we need to “stomach” all the books that are chosen even though it is not our type of reading, and go along for the ride. Sounds a lot like a college course, you just need to do it! So this is where we are at! I have found also that reading it at night gives me the “hibby-jibbys” which is what I loved as a young girl.
The character development of Grandpa Portman and Jacob are profound. They are both very strong characters but in their own right, morbid right. Grandpa might have been a bit emotionally disturbed as Jacob is a loner. He loved his Grandpa and so begins his psychotic, downward-spiral after his Grandpa’s death. Jacob is currently grieving. I wonder if he will come out of this sane. I wonder if Dr. Golan has something to do with all this.
On first impression, I have not finished the book but look forward to see what happens. I love books and story lines that capture my attention in this way. When I have to ask questions and leaves me with a sense of mystery, that means I am hooked and will finish the journey with the characters.