by Ransom Riggs
Judging a book by its cover, in this case, worked in Ransom Riggs’ favor because it looks so creepy and mildly disturbing that I was curious to pick it up off the shelf. It’s quirkiness definitely followed through til the end.
What I liked most about reading this book was the author’s writing. Riggs emphasized voice from the main character, Jacob. His one liners I found to be humorous and Jacob’s personality resembled that of an average teen, which was fitting. However, at the same time, we all wonder who is Miss Peregrine and what does she have to do with these peculiar children?
After many a deep discussion with his grandfather, when Jacob has to solve a family mystery by retreating to an island off the coast of Wales, he encounters many oddities that will creep you out in a subtle way. If the plot and mysterious discoveries don’t freak you out enough, just flip through the pages and stare for five minutes at the black and white “artistic” photos of the supposed children Jacob learns about. Creatively entrancing is mildly how I would choose to describe these pictures. But they mesh well with the theme.
These kids are maintained on this island for a reason. The enigmatic discovery of why they were on this quarantined land though is what makes the book worth reading. Riggs does a great job at building up our curiosity and keeps Jacob’s likable personality one worth page turning.
Clearly, Tim Burton couldn’t keep his genius-freak hands off this script. It’s perfect for his genre, which is why this Septemeber 30, 2016, the movie will be released.
Get Ready for Halloween & autumn creepiness with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs (Illustrated, 7 Jun 2011) Hardcover.
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“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” ― Jacob, Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1)
“We hadn’t spoken since the day he nearly shoved me off the roof, but we both understood the importance of maintaining the illusion of having friends.” ― Jacob, Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1)