Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Review: MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS



Synopsis: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in 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 decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine's 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.


Review: Read the book before the film adaptation comes out. 

This is yet again another lovely book to look at. The use of unusual vintage photos to create a plot is a brilliant creative idea. Some of the photos were a little bit creepy.

At the start of this book I was expecting it to be scarier that it turned out to be, which I am glad about but a little bit sad about all at the same time. Sometimes it's nice to be a little scared. All those fellow wimps out there will find this a safe read before bed!

I love the first half of this book, it set up the idea that the children under Miss Peregrines care could be dangerous. I was sadly disappointed that it turned out they we're just children with odd skills or talents. It felt a little bit like the idea behind the X-men. Having said that I did enjoy this read.

There are a another two books on this series. Reading the second would mainly be to find out what happens next, rather than because I have a love for the books. Maybe I'll be wrong and it'll turn out to be the best book I've ever read.

It'll be interesting to see what Tim Burton has done with this book in the film.


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