Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Particular Children by: Ransom Riggs

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting tale that focuses on Jacob and his search of the truth his grandfather left behind. Jacob is told amazing tales by his grandfather of particular people that could levitate, be invisible, have a mouth in the back of the head - all at a school run by a bird. Great stories, until he got older and grandpa started talking of monsters... then one day, a phone call, a search for grandpa, following the signs of a struggle, in the bushes he sees it. No one believes him. Following the clues left behind, he goes to Cairnholm (an isolated, tiny island off the coast of Whales) - there he encounters the "impossible" and learns he wasn't the only one following the clues.

A good read, amazing pictures - that are vintage and found at flea markets/antique malls/yard sales.. but it felt like the story was just for the pictures. I understand they inspired and that the author wished to have them in the book, but the story was forced at times just to add a couple pictures in. I think I would have enjoyed the story by itself (with those changes) and a seperate photo book.

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