Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

 Author:  Ransom Riggs

 Published:  Published June 7th 2011 by Quirk Books

 Pages: 382 pages.

Summary: 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.

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I love mystery book. You know the moment when you feeling like you’re reading at the edge of your seat? Yeah, it didn’t happen with this book. Everyone been raving how creepy this book was, but the only thing that were creepy was the photographs [even the photographs, weren’t that it-haunts-me-in-my-dream-scary as most of people claimed to be] of the peculiar children. Which surprisingly enough, was real photographs.

The whole time I’m reading this book, I feel like reading Peter Pan story but with all of the children has “power” or as this book describe it as a peculiarity.

So there’s group of children lead by a headmistress named Alma Lefay Peregrine a.k.a Miss Peregrine or as the peculiar children would call her “The Bird”. They all are living in a loop where they relive the same day over and over and over again. They’re not aging psychically but they’re more mature than they seem—unlike the children in Neverland.

I feel like this book wasn’t as great as the hypes want it to be. The romance was gag-worthy, I mean, dating your grandfather’s ex-girlfriend could count as incest right? No? Just me?

The plot was dragging. I get it, it was for world building bla bla bla… and sometimes I don’t mind if the writing was good. With this book though, I often put it down after halfway of a chapter and then I went to read another book.

Maybe I’ll read the sequel right after I’ve seen the movie. I’m still undecided.

I’m excited for the movie though. Eventhough it’s kinda sucks that they changed Emma’s peculiarity based on what I saw in the trailer. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already.

I gave this book

                            2.5 hearts

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