Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs

missperegrine_334x518Synopsis: 16-year-old Jacob has discovered the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned building, he realises that the children were more than just peculiar – they may have been dangerous. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

 

 

 

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pub Date: 20th May 2012
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781594746062

Rating: 2stars

I’ve seen this book floating around lots of different blogs and was intrigued by the concept. A fictional story created from real photos – it had the potential for greatness.

Unfortunately, greatness was never achieved, everything fell a little short. With photos that send the imagination into overdrive, you need an equally stimulating plot to match. Instead, the author went for simple and formulaic instead of mind-blowing.

Now don’t get me wrong; when matched with brilliant narrative and gripping characters, simple can be unputdownable. Unfortunately, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children had neither; all it really has is great photos dotted throughout.

In conclusion, not my cup of tea. I can’t knock it completely, as there have been so many positive reviews for it. I feel this will be a marmite book for people, you’ll either love it, or you’ll hate it. But hey, life’s too short not to try it.

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