Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs is a fictional book set in two timelines. The book is peppered with vintage photographs which help it achieve a chilling effect.

  • 352 pages
  • Publisher:Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 1594744769

My rating for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 4

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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs (Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube) is a whimsical tale with a unique premise. The story is combined with old photographs which are used throughout the story.

This book reminded me a bit of the X-Men comic books, unusual, imaginative and thrilling which combines adventure and fantasy. The children in the book are peculiar because each of them has a special power. The protagonist, Jacob, grows up listening to his grandfather’s story about this orphanage in which he once belonged. Thinking his grandfather made up stories about super-powered children and evil monsters Jacob discovers that maybe he should have listened better.

The mystery in the book is used as a setup to introduce the characters, but I loved Jacob’s search which, for me, was the main part of the story. The “bad guys” in the book are not as developed and a bit fuzzy which is in direct contrast to some of the other characters which are well drawn.

The book is targets the young adults (YA) market, which it is perfect for. I think many young adults will find this book thrilling, I know I did and that I certainly enjoyed these type of books as a teen.

It seemed obvious to me that this book is the first of a series. I’m certainly looking forward for the second book in the series. I’m especially interested in the adventures of Abe Portman, Jacob’s grandfather in World War II.

So tell me, have you ever read a book which was obiviously meant to be first of a series? What did you think?

Synopsis:
Sixteen year old Jacob Portman wants the lead a life of adventures, just the kind his beloved grandfather described to him over and over again. As he grows older Jacob realizes he just wants to be normal.

Jacob finds his grandfather dying and is a witness to his cryptic last words and his murderer which is so strange he is soon convinced that it was simply a figment of his imagination. On advice from his psychiatrist, Jacob and his father travel to Wales on a genealogy project to discover the long lost orphanage which Abe Portman was once part of.

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