Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publish Date: June 7, 2011
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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 Two Cents:
Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is a book that I have been
wanting to read for a while. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its
cover but this cover is hard to miss. You have a hovering little girl in
black and white standing on the front cover. It was just begging me to
In this book, Jacob grows up hearing fantastical
stories from his grandfather who lived in Europe during World War II.
Jacob doesn't think anything of his grandfather's stories besides just
being entertaining. When Jacob's grandfather dies a mysterious death,
Jacob begins to think that his grandfather stories are real. Jacob and
his father traveled to Wales where he tries to put together the pieces
of his grandfather's past.
I really enjoyed the story and it's
easy to see why the series is being turned into movies. The story line
is very original. You have Jacob initially believing that his
grandfather's stories were a way for him to come to terms with all of
the terrible things that he faced during the war. He was sent to a
remote island in order to hopefully be saved from WWII.
the characters in this book! It was so interesting to see how Jacob
begins to put things together. I loved all of their children in Miss
Peregrine's Home as well as Miss Peregrine herself. I think one of the
standout things about this book is the world building. It has a lot of
fantastical elements but the way that the author puts it together makes
them feel like they could possibly be real.
Another thing that I
really liked about the book is that it includes photographs of various
characters. All of the photographs came from vintage collections. I
thought that they lended a really nice and kind of creepy air to the
book. It also made it feel a little bit real. I'm looking forward to
reading the other books in the series.