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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Miss Perigrine's home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs | Review

This review is spoiler free (There are a few minor spoilers from the first 20-30 pages but nothing major/plot spoiling)
Miss Perigrine's is the first book in a trilogy by American author Ransom Riggs. The story follows a boy named Jacob Portman who travels to an island of the coast of Wales after his grandfather dies in what is deemed a fatal accident, but is actually a murder.
 
Whilst growing up, Jacob's grandfather told him tales of his life on an island during World War 2. He also told Jacob about the people he met and their peculiar powers. He also shows him photographs, which are included in the book which I feel really add to the readers enjoyment of the book. The rest of the story is Jacob traveling to the island and falling face first into the world of the Peculiars and September 3rd 1940.
 
The pictures included in this book really helped me form a bond with these characters and understand them. This book was full of humour and great characters. The plot and storyline was well thought out and wasn't to complex or too simple. 

I really enjoyed this story and I gave it a 5 star rating. I found the whole concept original and creative. The style of writing was really easy to get into and the pictures helped create a great visual image. I definitely recommend this book and I cant wait to see the movie this winter.

1 comment:

  1. The pictures are one of my favorite parts! It really adds to the atmosphere of the story.

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