Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review: 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.

Loved it!
I absolutely adore this book. The pictures were what really set it off. They made the fantastical elements seem possible and realistic. The story was believable and it's descriptions painted the perfect picture in my mind. I could see everything just as he was writing it. I couldn't put it down! I finished it in only a day but really wished it would last longer. The end is full of adventure and surprises. I really hope there's a movie for this one and a second book. I would just die without it. I have reccommeneded this book to others and they share my love for the art and story. I do not think you should ebook this one, my only wish with it was that I had read the hardcover.
P.S. I really enjoy this author, because through the whole process via his blog I can see he stayed true to himself. Kudos to you Ransom. 
You can buy it here


Emily is.. said...

i enjoyed this book too, i actually just finished today. i have to agree with you about the pictures. that was intense! the ending didn't do too much for me though. like you said though, i do hope there is a second and a movie would be good too!

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