Our novel study was created to assist students in learning content ELA standards using the popular Young Adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Being different, or peculiar, is something many young people face daily in their own ways. While their peculiarity isn’t as pronounced as the examples given within the novel, they are still present and frequently impact students. To be peculiar means to be different, unusual, eccentric and unlike anyone else. It also means having special or unique abilities or talents, which diametrically opposes the initial negative connotations of the word “peculiar”. One of the greatest benefits of teaching this book is the ability to have lengthy discussions with students about their perceived differences, and how these differences are merely positive uniquenesses in disguise. We need to celebrate these differences as superpowers and gifts and stop trying to diminish who we are as people for the sake of blending into the background.