13. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Hey guys, just finished my newest read, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I saw one of my friends reading this book a while ago and thought it looked interesting without even knowing what it was about, and my new roommate had a copy of it so I got to read it.

This book was weird. I guess I could have guessed that just by looking at the cover, but you’re not supposed to judge those, right? 😉

Anyway, the book is about a teenager named Jacob whose grandfather has always told him these crazy, unbelievable stories about his childhood. Jacob believed these stories as a kid, but as he got older, he figured that they were just tales his grandpa had told him because he was a little kid.

Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (photo taken by me)
Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (photo taken by me)

Then one day, Jacob’s grandfather calls him frantically yelling about monsters coming to get him. Jacob and his father consider this to be one of many signs that his grandpa is losing his mind and needs to be put in a home, but first Jacob is sent to check on him. When he gets there, Jacob can’t find his grandpa anywhere in the house and eventually finds him in the woods with a horrible slash in his stomach.

Right before he dies, Jacob’s grandfather tells him what seems to be an important message, but one that also makes no sense. Jacob also sees what appears to be a horrible monster in the woods behind his grandpa. What he saw in the woods and the message he heard trouble Jacob for a while and he ends up going to see a psychiatrist about it because his parents think he’s gone a little crazy.

Eventually, he begins to crack the code and understand what his grandpa was trying to tell him, and that leads him on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales with his father, where he encounters Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

He becomes friends with all the people in that home and ends up on a mission to help them save everything they know.

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about this book. To be fair, I just finished it about 30 minutes ago, so I haven’t had much time to mull it over.

It was certainly interesting and intriguing. While I was reading it, it really had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. However, this is not the type of book I normally like, which I think affected the way I feel about it. It also ended in a way that completes the story but also makes you want to read the next book, but I’m not so sure if I will or not.

It is a pretty easy read and it’s interesting, so if you think that it looks good, you’ll probably like it.


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