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

Publication: June 7th 2011 by Quirk
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy/Paranormal

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 mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. Who would not pick a book with weirdness overload?

I was so excited to read this but I was totally… disappointed. I liked the photos. Yep, they are weird and uncanny BUT ONLY ONE PHOTO CREPT ME OUT! I was not impressed. Maybe when I picked out the book, I was just curious as hell and only "went-with-the-flow" of some readers because of the peculiarity.

This is a book, right? So a book is a story made of thousands of words (Obvious, duh.) but the writing of MPHPC is terrible! It made me feel like traveling without a companion to talk to. Just plain and helluva boring.

My expectations to the main character, Jacob, have failed. I thought he would dig more of his grandfather’s secret but what had happened is he just went to Miss Peregrine’s house in Cairnholm Island, Wales with NO THRILL NO THRILL NO THRILL towards the journey. I really thought him just hallucinating everything like his grandfather!

It was definitely odd. ODD in a way that I am reading a Young Adult but feels like an ancient irksome history book! Anyway, I heard that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is going to be a movie. I am more interested to the movie so I’ll be watching it but at the same time crossing my fingers that it would not be disappointing.

Rating:
DID NOT FINISH
YANI

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. This saddens me because I love the book but it's definitely okay. I'm so pumped for the movie though too because TIM BURTON GIMME

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    1. I'm sorry, Dianne. It's been a year but I still can't try to finish this book. :( Maybe the movie will enlighten me.

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