Book Review of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011)
An intriguing book that swirls together, fiction and “peculiar” photographs, blurring the lines between reality and that strange place between sleep and awake. I love that this book features vintage photos, unadulterated by the author to support the story of Jacob, a sixteen-year old boy, living in our current day familiar world, as he goes to find out more about his Grandfather’s life. This adventure takes him in a direction no one could have expected.
Not that I am a trained movie spotter but the story as told feel like it has a high cinematic quality, with the right amount of tension, personal discovery, thrill, touch of horror and (all we need is) love. It also ends right at the point that a long awaited sequel could swoop in a pick right up. My favorite peculiar? Hugh – the boy with bees living inside him.
Bottom line – read it! It is a fun read and draws you right in.
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