I had read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children the year it was published. I thought it was a beautiful middle-grade fiction. And I thought Ransom Riggs was a charming author. According to his website; he likes taking (and finding) photos, making films, travelling to places that are hard to find on maps and many more. He sounds like a fun person!
And so this book is as fun as himself. We have a mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of fascinating photographs. All of these are waiting to be discovered in this fun book. 16-year-old Jacob, with a terrible family tragedy, travels to a remote island with his father. Here he discovers Miss Peregrine’s home. As he wanders around the abandoned house, he realises that this is not a usual place at all. Then the story begins to unravel and comes alive with exciting characters.
You will see many vintage photos throughout the book. As you understand what they are, you will get into the story more. This book might be a nice change if you want to read a little dark, very adventurous and so an easy to read fiction. However, as I’ve mentioned before, this is for the younger audience and may not be idoneous if you usually read literary fiction. Otherwise, enjoy!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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 so photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island so off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been so dangerous. They may have been quarantined so 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 so vintage photography, This book will delight adults, teens, and so anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
Ransom Riggs is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
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