Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs


This isn’t a book I would normally read, but I picked it up because it was the January selection for Teen Book Club at the library.

Summary from Goodreads: As a kid, Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather over his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys. Now at 16, he is reeling from the old man’s unexpected death. Then Jacob is given a mysterious letter that propels him on a journey to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs–alive and well–despite the islanders’ assertion that all were killed decades ago. As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by a monster only he can see.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I didn’t think I’d like this book. I don’t read a lot of supernatural novels and this one seemed a little weird for me. But I loved the beginning of the book and Jacob’s interactions with his grandfather and Emma. When it got to the “monster” part of the book it got a little too action-y, which means boring for me. Not sure if I’ll read the sequel.



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