Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

By: Ransom Riggs

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Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books; Reprint edition (June 4, 2013)

ISBN Number: 1594746036

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, and Fiction

Awards: None

Personal Review

Jacob Portman has always had a strong connection with his grandfather. During Jacob's childhood, his grandfather had always been strange and told weird stories about imaginary friends, but Jacob consistently assumed it was from his grandfather's traumatic childhood. Moving on into Jacob's teen years, all is normal until Jacob sees his grandfather die. Now seeing a death unfold is not a very uncommon thing, but the peculiar thing about this event is that Jacob sees the one of his grandfather's stories kill Grandpa Portman. Finding out this new reality, Jacob follows Grandpa Portman's last words to a mysterious island to discover cryptic truths from his grandfather's childhood.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is fantastic book that makes you keep the lights on at night and hold your love ones close. This "peculiar" novel is one for all eighth graders who are looking for a mythical adventure. This fiction story is one I would recommend to anyone looking for a good book to read. Ransom Riggs is a unbelievable author with a quirky, sarcastic, chilling writing style.

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By: Hannah Moody

Teacher: Stonis

Period: 5/6