I would like to start off by saying that this review will not give away any spoilers to the story of the book, but it will contain details about the story. If you want to go in to the book knowing absolutely nothing about the story then please skip the next paragraph.
Let’s start out with an overview of the book. The book starts by introducing us to our main character: Jacob Portman. When Jacob was a child his grandfather would tell him stories about his time in world war two, and his time fighting monsters. Of course, everyone believed they were just stories, at least the monsters part. That is until Jacob watches his grandfather killed by a monster. This sends him into a kind of P.T.S.D. or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When he finds out that his grandfather left him a book with a letter that directed him to an island where his grandfather grew up during the war he decides he wants to go there for answers about what killed his grandfather. When there he goes to the island he finds the house where his grandfather grew up inside of a time loop from 1940. There he meets the kids that his grandfather grew up with, still as kids, due to the time loop, and the Headmistress, Miss Peregrine. They are all what are known as peculiars, who are people with strange abilities, who have to hide from Holloghausts, which are monsters that hunt peculiars. Jacob and his grandfather happened to be two of the few peculiars that can actually see Holloghausts, which are usually invisible. While he is there, they learn of a holloghaust that is after the peculiars at Miss peregrine’s home. This is as far as I can go without spoiling major story details
Now let’s go to how I feel about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Personally I really liked the book and thought that Ransom Riggs has done a pretty amazing job with coming up with solid characters and a compelling story line. I honestly would read this book until one in the morning without realizing the time. It is an especially great job on the part of Ransom Riggs who came up with the entire story of the book using photographs that he has collected, and incorporated into the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who like me, enjoys mystery and fantasy books.
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