Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs - Review

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I've always loved old photos, the vast difference to the kind of photos we have now and the way there always seems to be an interesting story behind them. It's that which first attracted me to Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs Of course, I didn't buy the book purely because of the cover, after reading the blurb and seeing a preview of a few of the pages though, I had to have it.

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar 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."

Once I started reading the book, I couldn't put it down. Well I had to at one point to go to work, but if I'm honest, the whole time I was there, I kept thinking about the book and couldn't wait to get home to finish it. The images throughout the book compliment the story brilliantly and help your imagination to create a whole picture. It's not the kind of book I usually read, as I tend to go for realistic novels, however this the perfect mix of that which could be real and fantasy.
I can't recommend this book enough and I already have done to every member of my family. I will be purchasing the sequel 'Hollow City' very soon and I cannot wait to read it. 

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