A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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 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.
I did it. After having Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sitting on my shelf and staring at me for almost six months, I picked it up and read it. And wow, was it amazing.
The beginning of the book was a little slow, giving a lot of Jacob’s backstory. It was very interesting, and introduced his relationship with his grandfather and the magical stories he used to tell.
On of my favorite things about the book was the pictures, which were placed throughout the book. Ransom Riggs described each one before it was shown, making them all the more interesting. Each one was perfectly woven into the story and created an unforgettable reading experience.
The way the peculiar children lived was remarkable. It was explained so well, and I can’t help but think that maybe–just maybe–these so called “loops” really exist.
The end of the book was a huge surprise. I had to reread the page just to make sure that I had understood it correctly. It made me rethink the events of the entire story, and put it in a new light.
I am going to give Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children four out of five hears. I can’t wait to read what comes next!