Review~Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

What can I say about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children? Answer. There are no words to describe how insanely beautiful this book is. It is set in the modern world following life of a boy name Jacob, who just witnessed his Grandfather’s death, which leads him to his old home that he lived during World War 2.

What I find amazing about this book is how smooth the whole story is. From Jacob’s journey from America to Wales, to discovering a time loop at the home where his Grandfather once resides. There is continuation all that connects with the chapters that makes everything that has happened set in one world, instead of feeling choppy like I found in some books.

The author knows how to paint a picture when it comes to world building and manages to bring out the atmosphere during certain situations, giving a distressing feel while living vicurously through Jacob’s life. But what makes the book unique and stand out is the photographs and it’s obvious the photographs has been well thought out so they can connect with the story. There are some some photos that has been altered but it does give an historical aspect that will have a connection with thepeculiar home, Jacob’s Grandfather and his life.

In my opinion, Jacob makes a fantastic protagonist. He went through massive turmoil of his Grandfather’s death. While going through that difficulty, he would travel half the world to understand the life his Grandfather went through. It seems to me that his Grandfather is the imagery of an elderly that went through World War II. It wasn’t just his pecuriality, but it was also his life style that makes him couldn’t fit in the outside world. As Miss Peregrine says ‘He was born at the worst possible time.’ Now, along with Jacob, we can understand the life his Grandfather had to go through and their similar qualities makes their bond seem unbreakable.

Jacob also befriended with Emma, a teenage, paranoid girl that can create fire with her hands, Hector an invisible boy with humourous, smart comments and Miss Peregrine, the owner of the home, along with other characters Jacob meets. The only thing I would like is to learn more about other peculiar children. About their background and how they meet Miss Peregrine. I hope I will be able to learn more about them  through the series.

This book is beautifully written, very picturesque and hauntingly enticing. Overall, I give it 5/5 stars.

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Happy Reading 🙂

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children)



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