Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
Book sale numbers do not always indicate a book’s greatness, but in this case it was spot on. After coming across this title for multiple weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List for Children, I finally was able to get my hands on a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I cracked the book open on Saturday and was finished by noon on Sunday. The book is fantastical, amazing, and bizarrely good. Initially, I thought the story might be slightly juvenile (it does contain pictures), but it is definitely teen and I actually found myself looking forward to the photos, which were black and white lending an air of creepiness and mystery. The story is about a teen, Jacob, whose grandfather dies in a mysterious accident in the woods. Not only is the cause of death questionable, but the boy realizes that his grandfather’s whole life was somewhat mysterious. To piece together his grandfather’s past, Jacob and his father travel to an isolated village in Wales, the location of the grandfather’s childhood. Secrets that were buried for years are finally uncovered by Jacob, but will he survive to tell them? CHECK OUT THIS BOOK!!!
The author has a Youtube site with all sorts of cool videos- Ransriggs. I am posting the book trailer below…