Review| Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher:
Series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date:
Format: Soft Back purchased from HPB

Blurb:

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.{goodreads.com}

 

My Review:

This book (an ultimately series) has been full of a bunch of hype and has collected a die-hard fan base, but for me it fell short.

Yes, the story was wonderful and unique and ultimately I have never read anything like it before, but it was slow going, and then slam-bam-thank-you-ma’am it was over in a few short pages. Now, I do have the sequel and I plan on reading it and seeing if the speed of the story says constant, and hopefully it does, and ultimately if it has the same strengths and wonderful character then it will become a favorite series, but as for the first book, it was difficult to page through.

The characters were completely unique and full of child-like wonder, even though, they are more than meets the eye. I love that Jacob is a strong enough character to understand that he is more than his parents and comparable to his grandfather. This, I believe, is what makes him the backbone of the “home” and allows him to be a great leader.

I love that the present is not really the present. That time is constantly in flux and changeable, and that Jacob is able to interact with his grandfather’s past and manipulate it to help the “current” future.

I like the story, but as I said it was slow going until it wasn’t and then it was over. It is a solid read, and I will definitely be reading the sequel.

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