Friday, June 24, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Review

misspergrinesMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pub. Date: June 7th 2011
Pages: 352
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Review

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

My Thoughts:
I remember back when my grandfather was still living, he used to tell me these stories. Most of them felt so real that I could just touch them and lived them through my imagination. I miss my grandfather so much that sometimes it hurts. After reading the first couple of pages of this book, it kept brining me back to my grandfather. Jacob was just as close to his grandfather as I'd been to mine. His grandfather told him stories about children that could do some pretty cool things like be invisible or being so strong that you were just in so much awe. After being teased about Jacob telling these stories at school he quickly dismissed them as fantasies. It wasn't until his grandfather passed that he quickly realized that he was so very wrong. This world is magical. There are few books that capture my attention like this one did. Riggs made me feel happy, sad, frightened when the right times came. The fact that he used these vintage photographs made this book very unique. I've never seen anything like this before, other than when I was in grade school but this just helped my imagination sore through the roof. This book is intriguing and fascinating. I just can not express how much I love this book. If there's another book coming out, I will be the first one at that bookstore when it opens! I give this one 5 out of 5 paws.

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As always,
That Chick That Reads

1 comment:

  1. Oooh. I saw this once else and it looks really interesting and awesome, but I am not a huge fan of scary stuff. Peculiar about me? Hmmm...I will have to get back to you on that one :)