Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books 2011
Rating: 5/ 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fantasy; A to Z - R; Mount TBR
How I Got It: I own it!
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. 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 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.A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
This is such a beautifully written story. I enjoyed every minute of it. The mystery, the fantasy, the horror, the beauty... everything was fully realized. I felt like I was Jacob, discovering his hidden past and uncertain future. The characters are all wonderful. Each child at Miss Peregrine's is peculiar in their own, but somehow they're still very real people. They're much more real than the inhabitants of the village. I loved each and every one of them, but I hold a special place in my heart for Millard and Fiona. The way the book ends, I feel like there's going to be a sequel. Even if Riggs doesn't write a sequel, this book stands beautifully on its own. Recommend, recommend, recommend!
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