Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(Quirk Books, 2011, 352 pages)
While I would recommend the book, I didn’t realize it was going to be a series and so the book doesn’t really end, it has a huge “To Be Continued.” The other thing I didn’t like about the book is what makes the book unique, the pictures. I felt that the author tried too hard to incorporate very random strange old pictures into the storyline. I didn’t feel like they added to the novel at all and the pictures sometimes took you out of the story in an awkward way.
“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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.” – Amazon.com
You can also check out Kelly’s review.