Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children!

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children written 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.

My Thoughts: 
When I picked this book up I definitely got it because it was just as the word in the title says peculiar. I loved the whole concept of this book. It had something I'd never read about before. It was strange and compelling all at the same time. What I really liked about it were the photos in the book that went along with the story. I've never seen anyone integrate old photos in a fiction based book before. Also the story was truly unique (to me anyways). I loved everyone of the children and the peculiarity that went along with them. Jacob in a lot of ways was hard for me to connect to in the beginning, but as his story progressed and he finds out who he really is, it was easier for me to feel for him. I am definitely looking forward to the next book The Hollow City. I can't wait to see how Jacob and his friends fare.


  1. I just finished reading this book this morning! It was pretty good, I'm looking forward to the next one. :)