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

When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking

I reread Miss Peregrine’s recently and still liked it as much as years ago. I am really amazed that I still could not find anything wrong with this novel.

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


Title & Author: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: June 7 2011
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Publisher: Quirk


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 give Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs four out of five hearts. I really enjoy reading this mystery novel. The world of the Peculiar is super original and joyful (at least in the beginning).

Miss Peregrine’s is almost a horror story, but I would not really say it is so. During most of this novel it has barely any horror effects, but I know that bookstores like to call it a fantasy horror novel. I did not find it all that scary, just mysterious. The description of the Hollows do sound a bit creepy, but not so bad I would have a hard time sleeping after reading it.

Jacob sounds like a great guy/boy. I feel like I would not call him a boy anymore, especially at the end of the novel and he is also already 16 years old, but I also feel he is a bit too young to call him a man completely.

I like the peculiar children, they love Jacobs company, but are at the start very torn between curiosity and anxiety. They are all very different from each other and have their own personalities. The book itself contains pictures of the peculiar children, which also helps them feel real.

Overall I think Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a great original story. I love the world and I loved the characters. I just found it a bit too convenient how the Wights were already aware of Jacobs Peculiarity while he did not even know.

The Movie

I did enjoy the movie, with Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Green in the main roles. I am sad to say that it was not very popular and I did not like the changes they made for I have no idea sake. But it was an okay movie. I watched it once and never saw it again, maybe I should watch it some time again.

Let me know what you thought of this book and/or movie!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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