Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1
Author: Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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 were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography.-Goodreads

Review: The best thing about this book? The vintage photographs. I found them very creepy and pretty cool. The story itself? I was initially annoyed with Jacob as a character (he epitomizes 'spoiled rich boy') but as the book went on, I found him to be devoid of any personality whatsoever. As for the children's home, I felt like it was a Gothic version of X-Men, with less interesting characters. I didn't find the story creepy or scary. 

Overall-disappointed in this but the photographs are neat. 

Grade: 2/5

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