Finally I can post this review! I finished this book the 7th of July and I loved it!! I just put it in the top five favourite books that I’ve ever read!
- Genre: fantasy, YA
- Published by Quirk the June 7th 2011
- Pages: 352
- Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1
- My rating: 10 out of 10!! I WANT TO GIVE MORE
- Favorite quote:
~ ‘I knew there was something peculiar about you,’ she said. ‘And I mean that as the highest compliment.’
~ They worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to the notion that socializing was therapeutic. So was electroshock, I reminded them.
~ ‘Someone’s got to be the hero,’ he replied, and walked off across the hull. ‘Famous last words,’ I muttered.
~ ‘ used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.’
~ We were like astronauts floating through a starless universe.
~ ‘They may love you’ she whispered ‘ but they’ll never understand’
- Plot: 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 haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
There is so so much I have to say about this book!! But I don’t know where to start!!!!!
So.. I LOVE the idea of using old pictures to drive the story!! I love the genre, I love the characters and I even like the sprinkle of romance!
It’s a tense and weird book, but it’s wonderful. It’s both contemporary and historic, with adventure and tension that really gets you and a little sparkle of romance and nostalgy.
During the book his grandpa shows him pictures and after describing them in the book there actually are the pictures.
- About the characters
I think I could identify as the female version of the main character, Jacob. I love his sense of humor and personality!
- About the storyline
I found the first part (before Jacob finds the house with the peculiar children) a little bit long, probably because I already know a lot about the books and after the end of every chapter I was like “When will he meet the peculiar children!?” but I anyway enjoyed the first part, it explains you lots of things and has a lot of pictures in it.
At the end of the book there was a little interview with Ransom Riggs, the author and it was in that moment that I realized HE LOOKED FOR THOSE PICTURES AND HE FOUND THEM, they aren’t fake or like taken expecially for the book but he did actually asked some collectors and at flee markets to find some peculiar pictures.
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO...
EVERYONE, JUST READ THIS AWESOME BOOK!
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Hope you will read it and enjoy it as I did,