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Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children

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Jason Philip

on 16 March 2014

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Transcript of Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children

Central Theme
Believing in something you don't want to believe in takes a lot of patience, courage and self-belief. Dreams and fantasies can be hard to be fulfilled and it takes trust and determination to do so.
Text to world
The theme can connect to many different people in the world. Lots of people often give up on their dreams and aspirations as some tasks get harder. Trusting yourself, trusting others to help you and believing that dreams can come true is very important. Many people just need to believe in themselves to make things happen
Brief overview
Jacob is a sixteen year old boy who witnesses the gruesome death of his grandfather. It takes a long time for Jacob to live with the fact that he is dead. His grandfather told him stories of monsters that Jacob thought was gibberish. He soon finds out that he was terribly mistaken.
Text to Text connection
This book reminds me of the 1st book in the FURNACE series. In "
lock down
" Alex gets framed for a crime he did not commit. He kept trying to convince the judge and his parents the he didn't do it. Everybody thought he was crazy including his family. As did Jacobs family in my book. When Alex was arrested he never gave up on the idea of finding an escape route. Everybody else gave up but he did not. The same applies to Jacob, no matter how many times people called him crazy he still believed his grandfather. Both characters exemplify traits of determination and perseverance.
Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children
by Ransom Riggs


The Journey
Theme Development
The theme for this book is developed through a wide variety of examples. One example is the multiple amounts of mysterious photographs. The pictures add elements of fantasy and things that are thought to be non-existent. Another example is when Jacob crosses the cairn for the first time. He traveled back in time to find Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children. Finding that out left Jacob with a feeling of self-relief. He finally proved that his grandfathers stories were true.
As his grandpa was dying, he told Jacob bout an island with peculiar children and other strange clues. Jacob took a long time to believe his grandfather and make the trip. As he reaches the island many obstacles, adventures and mysteries lay ahead of him
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