Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

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2 Responses to “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs”

  1. Maddie M. Says:

    Summary:
    Jacob Portman spent his young years listening to stories from his grandfather Abe. Like myself, Jacob knew his grandfather told nothing but the truth and he after all had proof of his stories, or did he? In this fabulous book of photos, adventure, sadness and odd behaviors, Jacob becomes a man with a purpose and his grandfather goes from a possible nut to a Knight in shining armor.

    Evaluation:
    I found I could not put this book down, and I am praying for a new book in this (hope, hope) series to be released promptly. It’s funny, weird, scary, ridiculous and reminds me of some of the old songs and stories I have heard and embraced as gospel until someone dares to prove me wrong. A great book to read and reread. I want Ransom Riggs to keep on searching for photos that will complete the story of Jacob and Abe.

    Rating: 4+ stars

    Recommendations: The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis or The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

  2. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    As a child, Jacob Portman always loved to hear his grandfather, Abe, tell fantastic stories of his childhood in a strange orphanage and of battling monsters during World War II. When he reached adolescence, Jacob stopped believing in the stories and grew alarmed by Abe’s increasingly bizarre behavior. When his grandfather calls him in a panic one afternoon, Jacob investigates, and he uncovers a world which helps him finally understand his grandfather and himself.

    Evaluation:
    This story made me laugh and also creeped me out in a good way. Think of it as The Night Circus meets Geek Love meets Midnight’s Children meets Scooby Doo, then add a few monster movies for thrills. I liked how Ransom Riggs inserted actual “found” photographs as illustrations into a mysterious, humorous, and compelling story. I will certainly read the next book in this series to discover where (and when?) Jacob’s journey will take him next.

    Rating: 4 stars

    Recommendations: The Night Circus, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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