Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss“Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs is one of the best young adult books I’ve read in years, filled with inventive storytelling, unique characters and an epic mystery.

What makes it so unique? For starters, the author blends fantastical fiction and a real-life collection of scary photos, to tell a story unlike any you’ve ever read.

The story follows sixteen-year-old Jacob, who grew up listening to his grandfather’s bizarre nighttime stories about a mysterious orphanage. He’s always wondered if his grandfather’s scary stories were true, or just the ramblings of an old man? After Jacob’s grandfather passes away, he decides to hunt for the infamous orphanage, and find out the truth once and for all. But what Jacob discovers is unlike anything he imagined, a spooky fantasy world of odd monsters, time loops and constant danger around every corner.

If you love fantasy, horror or good old-fashioned mysteries, “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” is for you. If you are 13 or older, I highly recommend checking it out. If you are under 13, you should discuss the book with your parents before reading it. While the book offers valuable lessons on good and evil, and some very exciting and one-of-a-kind storytelling, it also features adult situations. Visit Common Sense Media for more information on the book’s content. (As always, I recommend checking Common Sense Media for any books, movies, games, websites or music that you may be unsure of.)

The paperback version is in stores now, featuring more peculiar photos and the first chapter of the forthcoming sequel to “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.” Take a look at the spooky book trailer below for more info on the book.

— Clay Swartz



5 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

  1. DenMom

    My daughter read this book for her 6th grade book club. She recommended it to me, so I read it. I really enjoyed it. The boy main character is great. The story was very interesting! I especially enjoyed the photos that were included in the novel.


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