Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 ahunting vintage photography.  


Review:

The death of his grandfather brings Jacob Portman to an island in Wales, to learn more about his grandfather and the place where he grew up. His grandfather told him stories when he was a kid about the home and his peculiar friends. As Jacob grows up, he starts to doubt his grandfather's stories about children who could fly and invisible boys and children with bees in their mouths.

At first, he has no clue what his grandfather wants for him to do but as week pass, he discovers a letter from the headmistress of the home where his grandfather grew up in, addressed to his grandfather from 15 years ago.

He decides to embark on a journey to discover the place he only hears about from his grandfather's stories. He came to see if the stories were real or just made up by his grandfather's creative mind.

On the last few chapters, he is faced with the decision whether to stay on the island he has come to love or return to his family which he has known his entire life.

This book has been written with coordination with haunting vintage photographs that the author has acquired through collectors and hobbyists. Photos appeared throughout the whole novel and very carefully incorporated within the story. That fact made me admire the author, it is hard to write a novel in itself, what more with photos that he only came upon from flea markets and albums of collectors.

Rating: 4/5


HOLLOW CITY
sequel to Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series



As of writing, I am currently reading this book

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