Saturday, May 12, 2012

Week 19 Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

From Goodreads:
A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

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 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.

My Review:
This was a very strange book. I guess I should've gotten that from the title, synopsis, or cover, but I guess I wasn't paying attention-or those three elements didn't do justice to just how truly weird this book was! Plus how good it is!

Though I did think this book was going to be creepy. And on my creep-o-meter, it got maybe a 3 of 10. So not very high, considering I was thinking it was going to get at least a 7 or an 8! But I liked how it was in this book!

I think one of my favourite parts of this book, were the pictures, because those pictures inspired the wonderful characters, and since I have a horrible imagination, the pictures are like a perfect combination of what I love about books and movies! So yeah, that was great!

Such a great, entertaining book, unique, loved how it ended, and I can't wait for more!

Author: Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine #1
Read: May 9th, 2012
Source: Library
Reason Why: It sounded great, and it's a BBRC book!
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: June 7th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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