Sunday, May 27, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Review

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine Book One
By Ransom Riggs

Jacob’s grandfather has always told him stories of the orphanage where he had lived for a while and the peculiar children who reside there such as the levitating girl or the girl who could control fire even the boy who was completely invisible unless he wore clothes.  As Jacob grew older he began to dismiss his grandfather’s tales as fairy tales that is until the night his grandfather died and he saw something that would begin his journey to find the orphanage and some answers.


This book is the young adult version of a picture book, and the pictures that tie into the story are amazing and bring an altogether new depth into the reading experience. Ransom Riggs did an extraordinary job bringing to life a broad set of characters each one with their own remarkable gift. The story itself is captivating as Jacob comes to terms with what he has seen and learns that he is not a coward inside after all, nor is he going insane. This is a great book I think this would be a good book to use for a young adult who is having a hard time getting into reading as the visual aids would entice them to keep going. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out more about the peculiar children.

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