Read + Review — Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenJacob Portman is plagued with paranoia of the vile creature that murdered his grandfather. Convinced he is next to go, researching deeper into his grandpa’s peculiar past leads him to embark on a journey to a Welsh island. Previously described as paradise by his deceased loved one, the island seems to only be inhabited by excessively tipsy townsmen and naive teenagers. However, upon the discovery of a terrifying ruin, he is swept into the world of immortal children with peculiar abilities, time-traveling birds, and other peculiar phenomena in this peculiar hidden world of his.

I loved the fluid, realistic way the book was written. It was candid, but didn’t try too hard in that respect. The author was very talented at setting the scene and conjuring certain emotions with descriptions. Emma was my favorite character, as she was brave, but not necessarily rebellious. She was consistently a clear leader for the peculiar children, and stood up for them while staying loyal to Miss Peregrine.

The most unique, intriguing element of this story was by far the vintage photography. It added mystery and an air of authenticity to the story, as well as made it stand out.

 

Reviewed by Leah, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

 

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