Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Quirk
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 352
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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.

I don’t know why I waited so long to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! The funny part about it is that the beginning of the book takes place in my hometown. How cool is that?!? I was so happy when I saw that.

The premise of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was rather interesting. Supernatural children with demon-like creatures after then. Some of those children leave their sanctuary to live real lives like Jacob’s father. But of course, that ended in tragedy.

The sanctuary for the peculiar children is a time loop that is stopped during World War II on an island off of the United Kingdom. Jacob needs to find out what happened to his father so his psychologist suggests a visit. But what Jacob did not know is that his psychologist was actually after the location of the time loop.

There were times when Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a little slow. But the fast-paced interesting parts of the book balanced that out rather nicely. The dialogue was straight forward and would be easy for a middle and high school-aged student to understand.

Overall I enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children a lot. I really look forward to reading the other books in the series. If you enjoy paranormal books this one is for you!

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  1. I think the third book is my favorite so far. I’m re-reading book four so I can read the newest one. They can be slow at times, but the action sections are worth the wait!

  2. This is one of my favorite books! I’ve read it about 3 times and I’ve also reread the graphic novel version a lot, haha. Glad to see another person who loved this one! I can’t wait to see what you think of the next books in the series. 🙂

    1. I’m super excited for the next one. I might read it next after I finish my current read.