Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

You may have heard the saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover." In the case of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, however, you can. The story is just as strange as the cover photograph and title imply, which is exactly why I wanted to read it.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, 16-year-old Jacob begins a journey into his family's past. He is determined to find out if the bedtime stories and photographs his grandfather shared with him were true. The stories and photographs were of Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of a children's home, and the children who lived there.

I recommend this book to mature readers who enjoy fantasy and elements of horror. Something I found truly fascinating is that the photographs that illustrate the book are from author Ransom Riggs' collection of vintage photographs!

Important to know is that this book is the first in a trilogy. The adventure continues in Hollow City.
Not very important to know is that a movie version of the book was made in which the ending is drastically changed into a ridiculous string of special effect events.  

Warning: A fair amount of profanity is sprinkled throughout the book, mainly from from 16-year-old Jacob.

Mrs. N.

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