Hollow City Characters

Ransom Riggs
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Jacob Portman

Jacob is the novel's protagonist and narrator. Through his eyes, the reader experiences the story of Miss Peregrine's children and the inner landscape of Jacob's mind. The reader is privy to Jacob's fears and his obsession with living up to his grandfather's standard. In the story's beginning, Jacob begins to fall in love with Emma, the same girl with whom his grandfather was involved. Through Emma's encouragement and support, Jacob's peculiar power of being able to sense and see hollows grows. Jacob matures from a nervous, overshadowed, and confused boy at the beginning of the story and becomes a powerful peculiar who takes charge of his dismal situation.

Jacob's parents raised him in Florida then sent him to his grandfather's home in Wales one summer. Jacob's grandfather, Abe Portman, was also a peculiar. Both Jacob and his grandfather have the power to sense and control hollows, but...

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