Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Book 1

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Eerie gothic fantasy a satisfying creep fest for teens.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 119 reviews

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age 13+

PG13 book for most kids.

This is a very enjoyable book. You have to like fantasy and a little bit of horror / creepy. Which I do. I put a 13+ rating because of the language. Most teens will have heard or said the things in this book. That said I have 2 children. One that is very mature, my daughter. My son is more sensitive and would not like this book because of the story and the language. My daughter however, this is right up her alley. But she not a teen. While she is certainly smart enough and mature enough to read this, I will not allow it just yet. Certain sexual jokes and innuendos I am not comfortable with her getting to know yet. So my rating is PG13 for most.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+

Not for children

The book was excellent for an adult. Every single curse word besides the “F” was used in this book. It cussed throughout. Talks about very sexual things a few times. Would absolutely not recommend for a child.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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