Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Review: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk Books, 2011) is definitely one of the most, well, peculiar books I've read in a while. It's also one of the best stories I've read all year. Combining a fantastical, creepy plot with actual vintage photographs that he's integrated into the text, Riggs' dark tale should appeal to a wide range of readers.

Teen Jacob Portman thinks his grandfather's implausible stories about his stay at a children's home on a remote Welsh island were just stories, but when he travels to the island with his father, he finds that there was much more to his grandfather's life story than he could have ever guessed.

I don't want to give too much more of the plot away than that - read the book! It's a marvelous debut, and I will await Riggs' next book with much anticipation.

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