Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Release Date: June 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover (352 pages)
Dates Read: October 26 to November 05, 2011
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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.

I heard so much hype about Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children that I knew I had to check it out. And it’s just so beautifully made and has all these cool pictures throughout helping to tell the story.

I had a hard time getting into Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children for about the first 1/4 of it, but once the plot really got going, I was hooked. When Jacob was younger, his grandfather told him stories about all these kids with powers and his grandfather was so convinced they were real. After Jacob’s grandfather dies, weird things start happening so Jacob sets off in search of answers. It’s obvious he is still somewhat skeptical and isn’t really expecting to find much, especially not what he does end up find. Jacob travels back in time and he ends up finding this home his grandfather spoke of and see’s these kids are real.

Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children is so creative and unique because Riggs found all these hold pictures and wrote a extremely well written story around them. He brought these imagines to life and made them feel so real. The way Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children ended is could easily be a stand-alone book, but it leaves it open for another book to come into play and for the story to continue on. I’m so excited to see where it goes from here.