Book Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children #1

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children #1

‘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) (352 pages, 7th June 2011, Quirk)

I kind of liked this story, but it took me a while to get into this story. I just couldn’t connect with Jacob. He felt to young for his actual age in the story. All his decisions and the way he spoke felt like a much younger person than was described. But I liked the part on the island.

All the different characters from the home are sweet and they felt real and complicated. And the concept of this story was really interesting. Ransom Riggs explained it all really good and I’m excited to see where the story will continue from here on out.

3,5 out of 5 stars.


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