Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Hardcover, 352 pages
ISBN: 1594744769 (ISBN13: 9781594744761)
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Look at the cover of this book. Do you see the girl on the cover just standing there, minding her own business? Wait a minute! Is she standing or is she levitating? Somebody must have photoshopped that picture right? There is absolutely no way that photo is genuine. But what if? What if it is real? 
Jacob has spent his whole life listening to his grandfather tell him stories about people who couldn't possibly be real. Not only did Jacob's grandfather have stories, he also had photographs of the most peculiar kind. However Jacob isn't a baby anymore and definitely does not believe in 'fairy stories'. When Jacob's grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, Jacob has a bit of a melt down. Jacob sees something or someone that has him utterly frightened. Jacob's parents are convinced that he needs to let go of the past. To do so they plan a trip to a remote island off the coast of Wales. This island is where Jacob's grandfather grew up. This island is the key to unlocking the mysteries that surround Jacob.
I absolutely love Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  Not only is it exceptionally bizarre and wonderfully strange it's also really unique. Jacob is the main character in this novel. He longs to unlock some of the secrets of his grandfather's past. On the island he discovers something more than he had ever hoped to find. Something so astonishing he can hardly believe it himself.
This book is full of fantastic characters. Ransom Riggs includes many photographs in this novel. I love looking at them. The photos are interestingly strange. They really added to the novel and the storyline. I could have done without the creepy clown children pictures though. The storyline in this novel is really good. It's full of mystery and adventure. It's quite a paradox. If this book is not in your to be read pile, you need to put it there. 

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*I received this book from the publisher in an exchange for a review. This in no way influenced my opinion


  1. I am very intrigued by this book. I looked at it in the bookstore yesterday and was definitely interested in what I saw. Great review. :)

  2. I absolutely adore this book! It is one of my favs of 2011 thus far. Love, love, loved it!! You can see my review here:


    great review by the way. :0)

  3. eeee. I'm reading this one next and now I cant wait. must get off the computer so I can read! :D

  4. Oh, wow, this looks like a good one!


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