This truly is the golden age for young adult novel adaptations… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was originally a brilliant YA novel written by Ransom Riggs. The novel itself was extremely original and pulled together by old timey photographs that Riggs found. The movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, looks relatively true to the novel except for a few things. But, I wont spoil anything in case you haven’t read it!.. Tim Burton is directing this movie and I will admit that I have never appreciated his directing… I fucking hate it. BUT, nobody could have done this movie justice but this man and it looks like he is toning down his weirdness just enough for this to look great! I don’t know a single one of these kids but I definitely know Eva green and Sam Jackson!.. In the end this trailer was powerful and it gave me goosebumps. It was exciting seeing everything I only previously saw in my imagination… There is so much good material in this novel, if the movie is as good as the trailer and uses the material wisely, we are looking at a great trilogy!
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!