Friday, June 12, 2015

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


     I've had MISS PEREGRINE'S for a while now, and I knew that a lot of people liked it, but I kept putting off actually reading it. I finally picked it up, and was expecting to love it, but I just... couldn't connect with it.
     Here's the GR description: 

     "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."

    I finished the book within a day, because I have this problem in that once I start a book, I'm unable to put the book down. It bothers me that the book will be unfinished. Unless the book has made me uncomfortable, I'll finish it. Which is what I did, but I just did not love this book. I found the plot to be a bit... odd, and the story seemed highly unbelievable to me. I give MISS P a one star review, but maybe it was just me, because I know that there are a ton of you out there who adore this book!

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