Author: Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Summary: 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.
Review: I've been nervous to pick this book up because I was scared that the pictures would creep me out, but I did it for booktubeathon 2014 and I was right, the pictures are creepy shit! The story is decent but definitely weird. Overall, I found the book a bit slow and the language used sometimes was written odd. Miss Peregrine's wasn't scary but I feel like those pics will probably give me nightmares regardless. I did enjoy learning about all of the characters and why they were peculiar. I would like more on their backgrounds in the next book (fingers crossed). Unfortunately, no matter how interesting these characters were I could not connect. I will continue on with this series jut to see how it ends and I will most likely watch the movie when it comes out, even though it will probably creep me out. would recommend this to 15-18 year olds (only because its too scary for younger kids, but too immature for older kids) looking for a unique read.
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