Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by: Ransom Riggs

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

If one thing freaks me out the most its creepy little children. I don't get creeped out very easily, but i'm not going to lie this cover completly freaks me out and when I saw the pictures on the back of the book as well, It creeped me out. BUT, that being said, I was completly intrigued by the story line, and felt like I needed to read this book.

First of all this book is made so well!! Quirk Books did a phenomenal job of designing this book, it felt luxiourious, from the cloth cover to the quality of the pages, and the pops of brown mixed in throughout the book. I loved everything about it.

I am so glad I gave this book a chance. I loved the story, and the pictures, although some were incredibly creepy,added to the story, in such a unique and interesting way. The story starts out with Jacob's grandfather telling him stories of his past with these pecuilar children, and while his whole family finds his grandfather to be a bit of a loon, Jacob finds his grandfathers stories to be intruging. After the passing of his beloved grandfather, things begin to unfold in regards to his grandfathers stories. Jacob finds letters and pictures and he starts to believe that although his grandfathers stories seemed far-fetched, there was some truth in them.

Jacob goes in search of Miss Peregrine to get some questions answered. And what unfolds is a great adventure of a story. I loved the "time travel" aspects of the story, and the peculiar children were all interesting and not at all creepy like I though they might be. Yes, the pictures are creepy, BUT they add so much to the story, and I couldn't fathom have them not playing a part in the story.

If your looking for a unique book, that has a bit of mystery, and peculiarness, then this is definitely a book for you, theres nothing else similar to this book that i've ever read, and I do A LOT of reading!! 


  1. I will give you that this book was unique and well made/designed. But I have to say I was bored to tears with this one. I had such high hopes going in, and it took me FOREVER to get through it. I thought the pacing on it was horrible.

  2. I didn't really care for this one as much. I didn't hate it, I think I may have given it 3 stars. But it was just TOOOO weird for me, and I like weird books!

  3. yay you read it ! I liked the creepy creatures in it, I always seem to like the bad guys in most books, always tend to lean to the quirky, scary trouble makers

  4. The cover is most definitely creepy! It gave me goosebumps! But the story sounds really good.