Monday, April 18, 2016

Book review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregine'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 Chidren. 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.

This was a really good book! Very well written and an engaging and mysterious story that kept me reading at a steady pace, eager to see what happens next. I enjoyed the characters and the setting a lot. I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes these sorts of books! It does have a lot of language and gore, and some things that some would find frightening, so it isn't for everyone. But a very good book, and now I look forward to seeing the movie when it comes out!

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