Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children



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.

I very much enjoyed the World War II references in this book along with the pictures that were included. I do wish that the chapters were a tiny bit shorter – mainly chapter ten – just because I like finishing a chapter before closing a book. This week was a tad busy so it was nearly impossible to read whole chapters at times.

I loved the way they ended this one, it wasn’t quite a cliffhanger – I despise those – but it also made you really want to read the next book. Sadly, I’m not sure when I’ll be getting my hands on the second book just yet.

I normally wouldn’t compare the book to the movie adaptation but I’d like to inform those that are thinking about reading this AFTER watching the movie, that there’s some major differences. One character is missing from the movie, one has changed genders, and two peculiarities have been switched in the movie. I’d definitely recommend reading it to get a better understanding on the world Ransom Riggs made, along with a better understanding of the plot.


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