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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: A Review


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs is a fantasy novel about a boy named Jacob who discovers an abandoned orphanage on a remote island. As he investigates the strange place, Jacob realizes that the children who once lived there had supernatural abilities and that their lives may be in danger.

About the book:

 Title Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author Ransom Riggs
Publication Date June 7, 2011
Number of Pages 352
Recommended Age 13 years & older


Our Review

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a novel by Ransom Riggs, that tells the story of a young boy named Jacob Portman who discovers a hidden home for children with supernatural abilities. The home is run by the mysterious Miss Peregrine and the children have unique powers that include levitation, invisibility, and the ability to control fire. The story is set in the present day, but also includes flashbacks to the past, where Jacob discovers the history of the home and the children who lived there.

The novel is written in a unique style that combines photographs and text to tell the story. The photographs, which are real vintage images, give the novel an eerie and mysterious atmosphere. The story is well-plotted, with a good balance of mystery, suspense, and action. The pacing of the story is also well-done, with a gradual build-up of tension that keeps the readers hooked until the end.

The themes of the novel are centered around family, love, and acceptance. Riggs explores the importance of family and the bond that can be formed between people who are different. He also deals with the theme of acceptance and the dangers of prejudice and discrimination. He also portrays the theme of love and how it can transcend time.

The characters in the book are well-developed and relatable. Jacob is a likable and sympathetic protagonist, whose journey of self-discovery is relatable to many readers. Miss Peregrine, the head of the home, is a complex and mysterious character, whose story is slowly revealed throughout the novel. The other characters, such as the peculiar children who live in the home, are also well-crafted and their actions and motivations are believable and understandable.

Overall, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a unique and engaging novel that deals with important themes in a creative and entertaining way. The characters, the themes and the story line are well crafted and the writing style is easy to follow. It is a must-read for anyone looking for a different and memorable read.

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