Book vs. Movie: 5 Peculiar Differences In "Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children"!

Brace yourselves, Ransom Riggs readers, because there are some notable differences between the book and the must-see film!

Jacob has always been fascinated with his grandfather's bedtime stories. So when the old man died, the young boy travelled from Florida to a remote island off the coast of Wales, hoping he could finally unravel the mystery. He tried to find the school that his grandpa attended and found nothing but an abandoned home. Luckily, he was able to enter a portal that brought him to Miss Peregrine and a bunch of kids with extraordinary abilities.

Fans of the original Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children novel might call out Tim Burton for doing some major revisions. Ever since the first trailer came out, "eagle-eyed fans" have been pointing out some of the differences. But the author himself has been vocal about his support for the director's vision!

Plus, Riggs got the privilege to see the film way before everyone did and has been raving about it. After watching the film ourselves, we can say that it is just as spectacular as the book.

Wondering what are the differences between the book and the film? There are some SPOILERS ahead so you are most welcome to stop reading in... 3, 2, 1!

1. Where's Ricky?

Although he's a minor character in the book, Ricky was the reason why Jacob was brought to the psychiatrist. Plus, he was actually there when grandpa's body was found - not that old lady.

2. Emma and Olive's characters were switched

Fans started to notice the difference in the trailer, but we still had high hopes there might be a twist of some sort! Turns out, it is what it is.

3. Dr. Golan was a female character in the film

Emmy-winning actress Allison Janney plays Dr. Golan who was male in the book. Nonetheless, she proved to be a powerful character in the movie. Although you'd hate her once she reveals who she really is. Ooops.

4. The rose was an apple

If someone spends too much time outside the "loop", they basically age. This was exemplified by an apple in the book, but it was a rose instead in the film.

5. Hollowgasts can enter the loop

Hollowgasts are probably the most hated creatures in the film because they love to consume peculiars. Those intense scenes would definitely be boring if they didn't deviate from the book.

If you're already a fan of Tim Burton, you'll love him even more because of this film. And if there's something we can promise you - you won't regret watching the film. Whether you're fan of the book or not, you'll leave the cinema just the same - all smiles and entertained.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is now open in cinemas nationwide!

Video Courtesy: 20th Century Fox UK

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