Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children book review

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the debut novel for author Ransom Riggs, soon to be adapted in to a movie. Peculiar Children follows 16-year old Jacob as he goes to a remote island off of Wales after his grandfathers murder by what people think is a make-believe creature. On the island Jacob gets sent to another dimension of sorts to a house of peculiar children with peculiar powers, where time is frozen. Interwoven with pictures that Riggs has collected over the years, this book is truly original and amazing! I picked up this book at a recommendation list by John Green and loved it. Peculiar Children is incredibly original, and incredibly visual with the old time pictures he has tied in to the story. Every side character has their own interesting back story that you are deeply curious about. The “loop” that the house is in is one of the coolest random add ins ever, that eventually has great meaning. The relationship between Jacob and Emma is one of the strangest of any book, easily creepy, yet somehow works. I have not yet picked up the squeal, but I’ll be picking up anything Riggs rights from now on!

6 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children book review

  1. How would you classify this book… horror? fantasy? I don’t want to read it if it’s horror. I have one of those little pop up thingies like turkeys do when you cook them and it pops up if I watch horror and I turn into this raving maniac.

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  2. I also just finished this book and enjoyed it. The Emma-Jacob relationship was so hard for me to understand. I’m left to wonder, won’t they meet Abe Portman in the next book? After all, the time loop is now broken. The peculiars are living past September 3, 1940, which means Abe is out there somewhere, and I’m sure both Emma and Jacob will want to find him. I have to read the sequel still, but I’m very curious to see what happens!

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