Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and World War II| SBC Week 9: Improvement?
Hello everyone!👋 It’s me, Sarah. 😃
Today, I’m going to talk about my favorite book/movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
Summary (SPOILERS): It’s a story about a boy named Jake who thinks he is just an ordinary boy. His grandpa, Abe, tells him about these amazing/peculiar, children, and his experience with them. When his grandpa is mysteriously murdered, with his dying breath, he told him to go to Wales and find them. When he told his father, he believes it’s just for therapy, but Jake wants to find the children. They check into a local pub and sleep.
The next day, Jake’s dad pays some kids to watch his son while he goes bird watching. Jake leaves them to go find the children. When he finds the house, it’s destroyed. Jake looks around and sees a picture of all of them together. Jake walks upstairs and sees a girl standing in the middle of the hallway, asking “Abe?” Jake gets frightened and runs away. He sees more children and gets a concussion when running into a pile of rocks.
When Jake wakes up, he is being carried by a little girl. He sees some of the children standing, and frightenedly runs away. He arrives at the pub and walks up the stairs. A man asked him what he is doing, and Jake explains that he is a guest here. When showing his key, the man says that he is the manager. The people were going to attack Jake, but suddenly plates and drinks are being mysteriously picked up and thrown around. Jake is pulled out of the pub by a red headed girl wearing rubber gloves. She touches the building with her bare and sets a fire. A girl with lead boots picks them up. Jake, excitedly, says that they are real.
They are taking them to a house while explaining to him that’s it September 2, 1943. They go up to the house and sees Miss Peregrine, basically the boss of the house. She lets them in and explains to Jake things. Miss Peregrine explains that she is a ymbryne (someone that can turn into a bird, they can also manipulate time to keep a loop to live forever, and are in charge of the young.)(If you already didn’t notice that Peregrine is a type of falcon) Miss Peregrine introduces him to the children.
- There is Olive, the girl with fire hands, so she has to wear rubber gloves.
- There is an invisible boy named Millard.
- There is a boy with bees in his body named Hugh.
- Horace has dreams that can sometimes tell the future.
- Claire has a mouth with sharp teeth on the back of her head.
- The twins are basically Medusa.
- Fiona can grow plants to become big
- Bronwyn can carry things 10 times her weight
Jake brings up that Bronwyn has a brother named Victor. Miss Peregrine doesn’t introduce him because of reasons. After a couple of hours, Miss Peregrine is taken away by Barron, a hollow. Hollows, basically slender man, are monsters that eat eyeballs. Barron eats enough eyeballs of peculiars, he can have his human form. That’s all I’m going to say for now because I don’t want to spoil the WHOLE movie/book for you.
I know what you are thinking. There is nothing to do with history, travel, or inventions. Well, actually there is. It takes place during World War 2. They live in a continuous loop that last forever. They have to reset the loop before the Germans drop the bomb onto the house. So, we are going to talk about WW II. Here are some facts:
- It had the most destructive conflict in history
- Almost 1.5 million children passed away during WW II
- About 12,000 Jews were killed in camps
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That’s all for this post. Thanks for reading. I’ll see you all later! Bai! 🙂