Book reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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 read this book for two reasons:
1. To get into the Halloween mood (even though Halloween really isn’t that big in Australia)
and
2. Because the pictures were awesome.
This novel incorporates real pictures from old collections to create this haunting story about a boy, a mystery and a death.
It’s quite interesting and not how you expect it to be and when you put it down, you somehow feel satisfied about reading it.
Read it and come back for the spoilery bit.

My rating: 90%

Spoilers

This book had the most freakiest pictures in the world.
So because of that, I was expecting some haunted mansion with the echoes of freaky children and their even freakier abilities. But I only got really of one of that.
We got that run down house that was apparently, bombed by Nazis and then Jacob steps into that bog which I imagine to be the most disgusting, smelliest thing and he pops out on the other side in the olden days.
The story itself was peculiar. I’ve never read a book like this before and I don’t know why it was so hard for me to get my head around the plot.
What I did get my head around was Jacob and Emma’s romance (weird, eh?)
To wrap it up, Emma used to love Jacob’s grandfather then he left for the war and never came back. Then his grandson popped out with the same peculiar abilities as his grand dad so he comes to the Peculiar place and then he spends time there and Emma and Jacob fall in love. Can I just say AW! It’s strange but it’s cute.

I don’t really have much to say about this book because it’s so complicated and there’s just too many things. But, the whole monsters and white-eyes people who are NOT humans that hunt for flesh did bring some goosebumps. I found Emma and Jacob very naive, they went to save the world but ultimately they mad it worst. I hear there’s a second book so I’m gonna rush down to the library to get that but if you are reading this and you expected a better review, I AM SO SORRY. If you’re reading this bit, then you’ve probably read the book and you understand (right?)

In conclusion,
Love the pics
Love the idea
Love the romance

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3 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  1. Yes, this book really wasn’t as scary but Riggs steps up his game in Hollow City so you better hurry and read it because it’s SO GOOD 🙂

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