Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is about children who are, as the title suggests, peculiar. The story is centered on a young hero, Jacob, who at the age of sixteen is trying to uncover the mystery of his grandfather’s past. After listening to his grandfather’s “fairy tales” for as long as he can remember, Jacob realizes there might be more to the stories he once heard as a child and that these “fairy tales” might give him a clue on who exactly his grandfather really was. Jacob decides to venture out to a small island off the coast of Wales where he discovers the Home For Peculiar Children abandoned, so where are the peculiars he once learned about? This story is filled with twists, turns and mysterious encounters that leave you feeling astonished.
Many of my friends recommended this book to me saying I’d like it a lot since I love super hero stories and mysteries. They were right. The kids in the story reminded me of the X-Men and Miss Peregrine is their Professor X who helps them to be comfortable with and develop their talents. The beginning of the story is a little bit confusing but I encourage you to keep reading because it gets better. My favorite parts of the book were the photographs. since they were so old and creepy looking, yet beautiful.
I ended up really enjoying the book and would rate it 4/5 stars because of the original and captivating idea.
Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children has been made into a movie will be appearing in theaters on September 30, 2016. I’m beyond excited to see what approach will be taken when the story is told under the direction of Tim Burton. My friends and I are already planning to see it as soon as it hits theaters. I’m hoping the movie will be just as intriguing and mysterious as the book was (trailer below).
I hope you read and like the book as much as I did and consider seeing the movie later.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a part of a trilogy including the sequel, Hollow City and the third book, Library of Souls. I’ve read the first two of these novels and enjoyed each well-written word of both books. I am about to start reading Library of Souls. Based on the other two books, I’m sure it will be amazing.
Have a lovely day,