Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs | 352 pgs, published 2011peregrine

While I was reading this book, I thought it felt a little disjointed. Then I found out, after I was done, that the author had collected bizarre old photographs and written the story around them. Well, mystery solved.

The book does have some interesting ideas, such as (and here I assume you won’t mind a spoiler because I haven’t exactly recommended the book) being able to keep people in an eternal loop of one day. Like Groundhog Day, but in a good way, because it keeps the group safe. Life goes on as normal for everyone outside the loop. Also, there was a twist I didn’t see coming, which says a small something in the book’s favor. A more astute reader would probably pick up on the hints ahead of time.

Altogether, though, I don’t care what happens to the kids in the book, and the love story part is CREEPY WEIRD, and the photos are truly bizarre. I’m going to say skip it. I’m here to save you from wasting time on mediocre books!

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