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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children By, Ransom Riggs

About the book

Written By: Ransom Riggs

Illustrator: Cassandra Jean

ISBN: 0316245283

Publisher: Yen Press

Genre: Fantasy


-On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks


When Jacob was younger his grandfather would tell him stories about World War 2 and his bizarre tales as a child. The stories he told were about a house he stayed at during the war that was like a foster home for peculiar children. These children are told to have peculiar powers like controlling fire, levitating, controlling bees and etc. Jacob as a young child believed his grandpas stories until he grew older and his parents told them that his grandpa was just making up happy lies to cover up his sad past. As time passed his grandfather one day died in front of Jacob after he was attacked my some monster he proclaimed was watching him his whole life. One day Jacob went back to his grandfathers house and found a letter from a girl from the home his grandfather always talked about. Jacobs finds more clues and more pictures proving that his grandfather wasn't making up those stories he told Jacob. Jacob wants to find more information about the house so he convinces his dad to let him go to whales. When he gets to the house he finds kids from the photographs with the special powers. Jacob will have to go on a dangerous mission to help restore a time loop that has been made so the kids at the house can live forever.

When I first read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children I thought it was going to be a haunting thriller full of horror. I was a little disappointed about that but it was still a very good graphic novel and the illustrations were really cool. There were only a few things that I didn't like about the book which is rare. First off there were some handwritten note and letters in the book so it was a little hard to read. The last thing was when they were talking about how the time loops worked and about the children it was a little confusing. When they were switching dimensions I couldn't tell where they were. Over all this book had a different story than most and I plan to read the rest of the series.

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