A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children , an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a... read more
Jacob Portman has always idolized his grandfather. Though, after years of hearing fantastical stories about the so called 'peculiar' children he grew up with, he finds himself losing faith in the man he once worshipped. But his life is drastically changed when he discovers his grandfather... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Jacob Portman has always idolized his grandfather. Though, after years of hearing fantastical stories about the so called 'peculiar' children he grew up with, he finds himself losing faith in the man he once worshipped. But his life is drastically changed when he discovers his grandfather dying woods, with a creature that looks like something out of his grandfather's stories, right in front him. Trying to understand the events that happened to his grandfather during the war, Jacob finds himself in a position he had merely dreamed of a few weeks before, standing in a balance between life and death.
“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”Jacob Portman
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary I was.”Jacob Portman
“Soon I passed the shack, dim outlines of sheep huddled inside against the chill, and then the mist shrouded bog, silent and ghostly. I thought about the twenty-seven-hundred-year-old resident of Cairnholm’s museum and wondered how many more like him these fields held, undiscovered, arrested in death; how many more had given up their lives here, looking for heaven.”Jacob Portman
“Sometimes you just need to go through a door.”Jacob Portman
“When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”Franklin Portman
“You’re right, Dad. Dr. Golan did help me. But that doesn’t mean he has to control every aspect of my life. I mean, Jesus, you and mom might as well buy me one of those little bracelets that says What Would Golan Do? That way I can ask myself before I do anything. Before I take a dump. How would Dr. Golan want me to take this dump? Should I bank it off the side or go straight down the middle? What would be the most psychologically beneficial dump I could take?”Jacob Portman
“I'm not meant to tell you this, but common people can't pass through time loops.”Emma Bloom
“Stars, too were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize that we were alone? I had always known the earth was full of mysteries- but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.”Jacob Portman
“Eventually we ran out of nothing to talk about, and I excused myself and went upstairs to be alone.”Jacob Portman
Followed by Hollow City.
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