2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

GUEST REVIEW: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Wednesday, 6 August 2014
GENRE: Supernatural
PAGES: 352
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 5 Stars

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive...

When I first saw this book I was like meh because I didn’t really pay much attention to the fact that the little girl’s feet are not touching the ground. The cover alone is awesome yet creepy and I think it sums up the context of the book quite well although it might not make sense until you read the content. 

I must admit at the beginning (in the first few pages) I was a bit sceptical about the book because I thought it would be some story about an orphanage and I wanted a more exciting book to read. SO this book proves to me that I need to stop judging books until I have finished them otherwise I get the wrong impression completely.

The circumstances that take Jacob to Wales are terrible but it takes him on an adventure. A main idea in this book surrounding the children is kind of suffocating in a way, like they are in a prison and they are never going to be let out. If you have read it, you know what I’m talking about. 

I HATE the ending to this book. It is a good ending to a book and it leaves me wondering but in this case I just want to know what happens next. I LOVE good endings but when it leaves me with so many questions and I don’t have a next book available so I can know what happens I get frustrated.

So all in all, great book, Ransom Riggs = great writer. You should read this book. The characters are all definitely peculiar and I also like the use of images in this book.

If you need a book to read I recommend this one or if you have read this one then go read a trilogy written by Ransom Riggs‘ wife, Tahereh Mafi (who wrote the Shatter Me trilogy-an amazing trilogy- a must read.)

Shatter Me, Destroy Me(novella) , Unravel Me, Fracture Me(novella), Ignite Me.

Get reading!!!!

- Makayla

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