Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
Jacob doesn't believe in fairy tales. When his grandfather used to tell him about living in a home with other children that had peculiar abilities, such as floating and being invisible, while strange monsters chased them, Jacob believed him. When he was five. Then he finds out the "monsters" were just Nazis from World War Two, and the kids were made up in his imagination. After his beloved (but a little crazy) grandfather dies, Jacob is left with his grandfather's last words--strange fragments of sentences that didn't make sense. So Jacob is off on a quest--across the globe--to discover what these sentences actually mean. And he does--these monsters, these peculiar children, this "Miss Peregrine", are all real, just stuck in a time loop on the day September 3, 1940, the day before the bomb hit, destroying all of the children and their protector. Things get even more strange--and Jacob is stuck in the middle of it.
I loved this book! It was extremely unique and put together well. There are pictures within the book that correspond with the story, and I loved that extra touch I definitely recommend it! I will have a discussion up on my YouTube soon, as well.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Harry Potter is now a father, a Ministry man, and a husband. Balancing all of these tasks is not always easy. And, in particular, Albus Severus is struggling. He did not ask to be Harry Potter's son, and is really nothing like his father, however everyone expects him to be. While having to deal with his father's great legacy, Albus messes with time, merging past and present, and changing the future greatly. Harry and Albus learn that darkness is not always expected, and can appear in ways you'd least expect them. Can they defeat the darkness, and come to have the father-son relatsionship they both desire?
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT. The original Harry Potter books will forever be on a pedestal, but I'm so glad we got a look into how Harry deals with parenthood and how his children deal with a famous father and his legacy to live up to. I was very pleased with this book and hope the play comes to America.
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy is living in her house in California alone after her mother moved to Conneticut and her brother to North Carolina. Why? Her father died three months ago. Now Amy must make the cross-country trip to Conneticut. However, since her father's accident, she does not drive. So Roger, who needs to get to his father in Philadelphia. Together, they make the trip. Not only does Amy learn more about herself, but so does Roger. And soon, they find themselves falling for each other. But Amy's broken family still stands in her way. Can she ultimately accept her father's death and move on?
This book was amazing. It was not my favorite of Morgan Matson's novels, mainly because there was a little more cursing than in her other books. Overall, though, I was extremely pleased! 4/5 stars
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