After suffering a heartbreaking loss, sixteen year old Jacob Portman journeys to a remote Island off the coast of Wales. As he sets out with hopes of discovering the orphanage that inspired so many of his Grandfather’s peculiar stories, he discovers the abandoned ruins of Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar children. What Jacob finds not only helps him understand his grandfather but changes the trajectory of his life forever.
I absolutely loved this book. After a slowish start, the story really picks up and I couldn’t put it down. This book is so unique that it’s a little hard to categorise, my best explanation is it is a cross between Harry Potter and Xavier’s school from the Xmen franchise.
The characters were amazing, the photographs were creepily awesome and the story kept me turning the page wanting to know more.
Ransom Riggs did a fantastic job with the layout of the plot; revelations in the perfect places, just enough character information to keep the reader interested, funny scenarios to lighten the book up when needed and some truly peculiar scenes and plot twists. The addition of the photographs really enhanced this book, they were both strange and fantastic. The photos really bring an extra dimension to the story.
This book really captivated me; so much so, that I ran out and brought the rest of the series the day I finished this one.
Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children is so imaginative and descriptive it reads like a movie. With its descriptive writing and amazing photographs, the whole story just plays out right in front of you.
I did not want this book to end, I was thrilled to find out that there were more books in the series because one was definitely not enough.
I honestly can’t find a bad word to say about this book. If you haven’t read Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children do it now.
What are you waiting for???