Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a mysterious masterpiece. The book starts out with a typical 16-year-old Jacob questioning the sanity of his grandfather. The grandfather told stories of an island where he lived with children who possessed different supernatural abilities and the entire family considered him to be an old man with an ailing mind.
But one night, when Jacob was by his grandfathers, a tragic event takes place that leaves his grandfather dead and even more questions swirling in Jacob’s mind. He takes to the island his grandfathers childhood claims sprouted from to find answers.
There, he finds a run down old town, left for dead as it would appear. But beyond the town, and through a warp of time, he finds the house his grandfather spoke about and it’s all too real.
Aside from the incredibly imaginative storyline Riggs creates, along with a set of characters too seemingly real to think of as fiction, the story is a modern take on mystery and intrigue that delves into the mind of any creative thinker. To say it is a page turner is an understatement as Riggs creates a world so real out of ideas that are so undeniably impossible.
With the themes of suspense, doom, and a hidden amount of love and honesty, Riggs has managed to create a series (yes, there’s a sequel) that not only pulls the reader in, but leaves the reader hungry for more and thinking about the book long after putting it down.
The old-timey photographs that are sporadically placed throughout the book give a visual addition that is unlike most other fiction novels.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an incredible read front to back, and will have any creative thinker imagining for days the kinds of real life adventures these children could have, even though they were all spawned from Riggs’ mind.
Lots of love, L&A