BOOK REVIEW - MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Young-adult fiction, dark fantasy
Publication Date: June 7th 2011
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.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was a very enjoyable read. I decided to read this book because it had been sitting on my shelf for a very long time and I have heard such wonderful things about it.
While reading it I found myself connecting with the main character, Jacob, on many scales. Throughout the book I think I connected with him, not because of the way he lives, I definitely haven't got anything in common with that but, I was connected with the way he chose his decisions and I feel like I would of made the same decisions as he did in this book.
I appreciated the amazing photography collection throughout Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and it made the reading experience that much more fuller, enjoyable and fun! Ransom Riggs has come up with such brilliant ideas that I can only imagine and having the photos to look at was very much cherished.
As I finished the book though I felt overloaded with too much information that I felt that should of been better explained in the next book not all in one. Overall that was the only negativity I had against this book, I really value the works of such a great writing style and imagination.
Overall Enjoyment: ★★★★.5