Friday, May 3, 2013

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


I was immediately intrigued by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs the first time I saw it. I love a good creepy tale and the vintage photos inside peaked my interest at first sight, but Miss Peregrine's is so much more than that.

The story uses real vintage photographs, WWII history and super-natural elements to mix together a cocktail of suspense, romance and a whirlwind of fun.

Jacob Portman is your average teenager who just happens to be part of a family that owns a chain of drugstores, but that doesn't make his life any easier. Having grown up his whole life hearing his grandfather's magical tales, he has come to believe they are metaphorical stories about escaping the holocaust in Poland. When Jacob begins to see things with his own eyes, the burden of these stories becomes a little too much to bear and he needs to investigate further, discovering a world that exceeds the wildest of imaginations.

I loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It's a great story with interesting bits of history woven in, a bit of adventure and even a bit of romance. The photos are intricately woven into the story and give readers a way of visualizing the characters the way they're intended. I definitely recommend this refreshingly unique book for pretty much anyone!
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2 comments

  1. Added to the list... I keep spending too much money on books as it is!

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  2. It's a good one - I think there's a sequel out now too, but I haven't read that yet!

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