Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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So with the Miss. Peregrine movie coming out in 2016, i decided that it was time to read the book! I’d give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was a really great book with a great concept that felt old and new at the same time.

Summary: Jacob’s grandfather tells him stories about children who have special abilities on this island, and Jacob sets on a journey to discover if his grandfather’s stories are true.

My thoughts: The Emma/Jacob relationship felt really strange to me. I mean, Emma could have been Jacob’s grandmother! So because of that, i couldn’t really get into the ship as much as i usually do.

We also didn’t get a whole lot of Miss. Peregrine in the book, and i felt like i didn’t get enough about her character and development. Also, the backstory with her brothers and her. I just felt like we needed more about the world, and not just about the confusing loop business.

It’s also weird how the Peculiars can’t see the hollows, so Jacob being able to see them is his ‘power’. The wights in general just creep me out, with their white eyes. The moment Jacob saw that wight near his grandfather’s house i knew something was up. Also, Dr. Golan was always suspicious to me…And i was right!

I love all of the Peculiar powers, and how poor Olive needs to wear leaden shoes. Oh! How creepy was that dead boy Victor!? How could they not bury the poor boy!?

Movie: I’m really excited to see this movie come to life, from what i’ve seen on the cast, they’re making Dr. Golan a girl…? So are the wights going to women and men now? Did the book even have any female wights?

Hollow City: I’m really excited to read Hollow City, the next book, and see if they manage to escape and save Miss. Peregrine and the other ymbrynes.

Thanks for reading, and i’ll see you in the next one!

-Calliope

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