This is a spoiler free review
Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publication Date: 7th June 2011
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.
Thoughts and Feelings
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is one of those books you can see your self reading again and again, and wished you had the chance to read it as a child.
I started this off as an audio book on a really long drive. Even without the pictures this book hooked me.
Did I mention there were pictures. Ransom Riggs found some old creepy photos and decided to base an entire book world around them. When I switched to the paper form of this book it was amazing to see how he incorporated the photos into the story.
It was refreshing to read a book from a male’s perspective, I don’t know why but most of the books I read have a female lead. I really liked Jacob, he was forcibly ordinary at the start before embracing his destiny. I love stories like that.
The rest of the Peculiar Children were mixed and interesting. I did find it a bit confusing, there were a number of children with very unique gifts to keep track of. Plus because there were so many, there wasn’t enough time to really connect with and understand better other than Emma.
Overall, I thought it was fast paced with a very interesting concept about time. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series which is currently staring at me from my very large TBR pile.
In case you didn’t know there is a movie adaptation due out in November, which could potentially be very good though they did change characters about. But I will definitely be posting a movie review when it comes out.
I really enjoyed reading this book, but I found it had just a tad too many characters for me to remember.