Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Chapter 7 Summary

The next day, it is raining again. Jacob lies to his dad about where he is going and says there are people living on the other side of the island. When he enters the loop, Emma greets him and says everyone is waiting for him at the house. At the house, a stage is erected in the backyard, and the children are dressed in nice clothing. The children showcase their abilities on stage. After the show, Jacob wants to go see Miss Peregrine to talk some more about his grandfather, but she is teaching.

Emma challenges some of the other children to a swimming race, so they go to the ocean to swim. One of the children, Horace, is peculiar because he has prophetic dreams. Jacob is unable to talk about this with him, though. He is worried about the townspeople recognizing him, but the children reassure him that the town has been reset and no one will remember him.

Millard talks about a book he is compiling about a day in the life of a town from each person’s perspective. Once they begin swimming, the children ask Jacob about the real world. Emma flirts with Jacob and he suggests she come visit him the next day. Instead, she comes out into the real world for a minute, and he takes pictures of her. She gives him an apple.

On the way back to the pub, his father hails him. Some sheep were killed and the farmers suspect young vandals. The farmers have Worm and accuse Jacob of spending the day with him. Jacob is forced to admit that he didn’t meet people on the other side of the island like he told his father. He tells them his friends are imaginary. He apologizes to his father, and his father questions why he is sunburned.

Before bed, he puts the apple on the nightstand. Jacob falls asleep looking at pictures of Emma on his phone. 

Chapter 8 Summary

The next morning, Jacob slips a note under his father’s door to let him know where he is going. He then goes to grab the…

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