Hey guys! Today is Wednesday so that means another book review, this it’s Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I have to admit I was a little hesitant to read this. I thought it was a horror story..not even close. I didn’t read any reviews or anything, so I was going in blindsided.
Like I have mentioned in posts before, I’m still working at getting better at writing reviews.
You start off meeting a boy named Jacob, he thought he was just an average teenager until he saw ‘monsters’ kill his Grandfather. His Grandfather, had started acting really strange but everyone just thought he was losing it but Jacob knew better.
He ended up discovering a place where he Grandfather lived and came from, I believe he was adopted. Well, this place turns into basically a deserted island where Jacob & his father visit.
As soon as Jacob arrived at the island, he wanted to explore. His dad on the other end wanted to explore for birds..something his dad did for a living. Jacob ended up finding 2 boys who were sorta willing to help him find the house where his Grandfather once lived with Miss Peregrine. The boys would only take him so far, so he finished going the rest of the way himself.
Once he discovers the house, it seems it be empty. Everyone that once lived in it were gone, so he went in and investigated. He thought maybe he could find photos or things that could relate to his Grandfather. He ended up finding a trunk that had to be filled with stuff but when he tried to open it, it fell through the floor into the basement.
He figured out how to go downstairs where the trunk had busted open and found photos. All the photos looked like ones his Grandfather had shown him. All of the sudden, he actually saw the children and was whipped away to another world.
Turns out that everyone that lived with his Grandfather were still alive and re-living the day in 1940 when the war was going on all over again. He met with Miss Peregrine & all the other peculiar children that were in the photographs.
After meeting with all the children, he learns that he is a peculiar child himself..and has to make the difficult decision of staying and living in the real world with his parents or staying with the peculiar children where he’s safe from the ‘monsters’.
Well, before too long..the monsters catch onto him. They end up turning Miss Peregrine back to a bird..and then Jacob and a few of the peculiar children have to work at getting her back.
I don’t want to give out too many details but there was so much going on in this book! I love it overall. I couldn’t put it down hardly at night and just wanted to keep reading till the next chapter.
There is a sequel called “Hollow City” which I want to purchase and read soon. If you read this book and wrote a review, let me know I would love to hear your opinion on it.