Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Book Review

Jyolsna Sunny, Staff Writer

When it comes to fantasy, authors create such vast universes for their characters, with monsters and magic and so much more. Ransom Riggs does something unique with her books that adds an element of realism to the series. Scattered throughout the novels, you will find actual, vintage photographs depicting supernatural abilities, or peculiarities as Riggs calls it, that make it feel as if you’re going on this adventure right beside Jacob.

Growing up, Jacob Portman’s grandfather told him these amazing tales of the other children at the orphanage he grew up in. He tells Jacobs stories about a girl who could float, an invisible boy, and even a child with a beehive in his stomach. But when his grandfather dies, he tells Jacob what seems like an unusual riddle, that leads to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he finds the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. There, he meets some truly peculiar children. The story follows Jacob as he tries to uncover the mysteries of his grandfather’s past, and tries to save all of peculiardom.

I have no problem admitting that I am not a big reader. But, I finished this trilogy in a week with no problem. I just couldn’t put the book down. Its compelling storyline only gets better.The characters are all unique and complex, and you just want to root for all of them. The characters are relatable, and it makes you wish they were real. This dark fantasy is truly a one-of-a-kind novel.

A mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, and a collection of vintage photographs makes this series perfect to get into that Halloween mood. With its movie adaptation having recently been released, the series is bound to gain popularity. After all who wouldn’t watch the new Tim Burton movie? This thrilling series is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with its perfect combination of adventure, fantasy, mystery, and horror, making it a must-read this October.