Sorry I haven’t posted for so long, I was too busy reading Lady Midnight. It’s awesome, so please give it a try if you haven’t read it already!
This time, I’m reviewing one of my favourite books, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Go ahead and read!
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Jacob Portman is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary grandfather, Abraham Portman. Jake has grown up listening to stories about his grandfather’s survival as a Jew during World War II. Most of his stories consist of running away from man-eating monsters and living with other ‘peculiar’ children in a secret home, guarded by a ‘wise old bird’.
Abraham has pictures to go with his incredible stories, too: a girl who can lift a rock, a girl who levitates in the air, a boy who has bumblebees living in his stomach, an invisible boy and a girl who’s mouth is at the back of her head.
As Jake grows up, he finds it more and more difficult to believe these stories and finds himself reluctantly agreeing to his parents about the fact that Abraham has gone senile in his old age. All his beliefs are shattered the day Abraham dies: lying bloodied in his back garden with his eyes gouged out. Abraham’s last words are a mystery to Jake: “…find the bird in the loop on the other side of the old man’s grave on September 3, 1940, and tell them what happened.”
As Abraham dies, a horrified Jake catches a glimpse of a nightmarish monster, one that his grandfather had described to him once. After his grandfather dies, Jake is plagued with nightmares, and more determined than ever to find out what really happened to his grandfather. When he painstakingly figures our a way to go to his grandfather’s old home, he finds out more than he ever wanted to. Confronted with the stuff of nightmares, Jake must figure everything out and make sure that he gets back home.
I feel that this is a particularly excellent book with a thrilling plot. It’s unputdownable and a real page turner. Also, it’s filled with amazing pictures which keep you hungry for more! The suffocating suspense will have you racing against time to finish the book, so start reading it now!!
4.5 on 5