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

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Pages: 356 Pages

Publisher: Quirk Books

The Blurb

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar 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 of the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s 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.

The Review

As far as weird books go, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has to be up there. That probably sounds like I didn’t enjoy it. I did but it was definitely a book outside my comfort zone.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is part time travel novel, part adventure and part family saga. It follows the story of Jacob who has grown up listening to the adventure stories that his granddad has told him over the years. However, with the passing of time Jacob grows up and stops believing his grandfathers stories about the strong girl who could lift boulders above her head and the boy who ingested bees. But what if these stories were actually the truth all along?

Jacob sets off on a pilgrimage to visit his grandfather’s old home and to find out if the demons that haunted his grandfather can be explained away.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a really interesting book that is interspersed with strange and unusual photography. It is graphologically gorgeous to hold and it is definitely worth a read.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is available now.

For more information regarding Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs) please visit www.ransomriggs.com.

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3 Stars

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