Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Synopsis

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, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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My thoughts

I Tore through this book in one sitting, I enjoyed the way the photographs helped to tell the story, I thought the time travel aspect was handled well  and  the explanation as to why the children from the past cannot stay in the present day made perfect sense

All the characters were well written, not all were likeable, but the idea of a home for children with magical abilities is brilliant and it is very clear to see why so many people love this book.

Ransom Riggs has created a fantastic world and the majority of the characters are represented with a photograph depicting their gift, as I also love old photographs it is no wonder that I enjoyed this book.

Who in their lives haven’t wished for a magical ability, but reading this, would you really want one?

A good fun book, which my Mum is now reading and I have bought the other 2 books in the series.

I gave this 4 out of 5*

 

Will you be going to see the film?, I will and will report back my thoughts once I have seen i

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About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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