Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Name & Author: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Release Date: June 11th 2011

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.  

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. -Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Do want a book that makes you want to sleep with the lights on? A book with pictures that make you not want to sleep at all? This book is different from anything that I have read before. It is very creative and unique.

As for many books I’ve been reading lately I wan’t sure about this one when I started. I had tried to read it before, but never really got into the story line. I didn’t really get into the story line this time either but I pushed through. The book didn’t really captivate me and I didn’t connect with any of the characters but I really liked this book despite all those things.

One of my favorite thing about the book is the vintage photography. The photos made the story come alive and they really did help in the beginning when you meet all the characters at once. I don’t think that I would have finished the book if it weren’t for the pictures. They are the scary factor in the book and they are definitely not for children!

All in all the book was good and a fun read, but as in all books there is something that you like and dislike. I really liked the peculiar characters and all the stories of them. There were few things that I disliked about the book. Mainly it was the romance between Jacob and Emma, one of the peculiar children. Jacob is sixteen but I always read him as a child, 11 or 12 years old, and that just made things weird.

I would recommend this book to people who want to read something different and I am definitely going to be reading the sequel, Hollow City, soon. I also recommend to read the graphic novel version of this book.

4/5 stars!





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