Title: Miss Peregrine
Author: Ransom Riggs
Number of pages: 385
Types: Fiction, YA, thriller, adventure
Description: 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 mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of curious photographs.
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I’ve heard lots of opinions about this book: good and bad. I decided that it was the time for me to form a personal opinion about this book and tell you about it.
i think that the ones who think that the book is different and interesting are right. When i started to read it I didn’t know what to expect from it, and in my opinion these are the best books – they just surprise you.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book full of mystery and suspense, that showed me the world from another point of view, because the peculiar children were usually expelled from their homes by their parents so they went to ymbrynes, like Miss Peregrine. The ymbryenes are actually people that have the power to turn into birds and they look after the children that have special powers, like them.
Jacob is the main character from this book. He discovers that his grandfather was one of the peculiar children as well. After his grandfather’s mysterious death, Jacob decides to go on an adventure looking for those children.
Ransom Riggs’s book is very beautiful and easy to read. The characters created by the author are very different and every one of them has something special. R. Riggs, also managed to bring them to life with some help from the images that he added in the book.
Actually, he is a collector of old images. He wanted to publish the images in an album, but the editor suggested to write a story about them. Said and done. Using more images, found at other collectors he managed to write an unforgettable book.
It’s impossible not to be impressed after reading a book like this one. I felt happy after I finished it. It was like finding something that was missing. I would love to reread it, but there are other books that are waiting for me.
I didn’t give it 5 hearts because I didn’t find it as frightening as I expected it to be.
“I didn’t know what to call it, what was happening between us, but I liked it. It felt silly and fragile and good.”