Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

miss peregrine

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

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.

I….was not expecting to like this book as much as I did? People have been telling me for over a year to read it, and I kept putting it off since I’m always wary of hyped up books.

But, with the film out this month, I thought I would sit down and read it before I saw it.

And I enjoyed it. Not only is the book beautifully produced (I’m vain about books, alright) its different and interesting. I love the fact the story centered around all these strange vintage photographs- it makes me want to go out and find some myself to see what I can write.

And I love the actual storyline. All these odd characters on this island who have powers of some sort, being hunted by something they cant even see? And the time travel aspect of it (time travel, I sometimes find, is cheesy, but its so well done in this).

It’s an eerie, slightly creepy read, and I really do recommend it

four stars

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