The author of this book did something peculiar. He found authentic vintage photos and built a story around them. As you read the story you see what most of the characters look like. The main character, Jacob, travels to an island off the coast of Wales to find the orphanage his Grandfather stayed at during World War II. Miss Peregrine and the children all have powers, some that you might see at a carnival side show. I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down.