I’ve decided to jump on the book review bandwagon. I’m new at this, so be patient with me. I can only give my opinion as a reader, and will try not to get technical or comment on craft. My opinion is only that–an opinion. You, as a reader, might enjoy a book more than I did. Or, you might hate a book that I went wild for. That’s my favorite thing about reviewing books and reading reviews others have written. Every reader has fresh insights.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Published June 7, 2011 by Quirk
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Description on Goodreads:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. Fiction is based on real black and white photographs. The death of grandfather Abe sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and explores abandoned bedrooms and hallways. The children may still live.
Wow, I wanted to love this so much more than I did. The beginning had so much potential. The author is very talented and the imagery was beautiful. I hoped the book would be a little weirder, I guess. For me, there wasn’t enough mystery to really carry the story along and I found myself getting bored about 2/3 of the way through. I would consider reading a sequel (if there is one), but wouldn’t rush out to buy it.