- Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Author: Ransom Riggs
- Series: Miss Peregrine #1
- Genre: Fantasy, UF, Graphic Novel, Interactive
- Format: Hardback
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewed by: Soo
- Rating: 3 out of 5
Description: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason.
And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.
Review: Ransom Riggs made an everyday world into something special. He took photos from wandering paths of here & there and wove a story to tell in the dark, by a warm fire.
Jacob grew up with wild, tall tales of special children with extraordinary skills. He loved them as a child, but grew jaded to the stories his Grandfather told as he grew older. Then Jacob’s Grandfather died and he found photos that made him think about the stories that he grew up on.
What if they’re real?
Join Jacob on his journey to another country, an isolated island with ordinary people living ordinary lives–or is it?
Riggs’ writing is a bit rough and there are some details that don’t quite mesh but, overall, I had fun reading this book and look forward to the next one. I like concepts that engages a reader with multiple aspects. The vintage photos are a nice touch.