Reading for a Lifetime Together

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
December 7, 2012, 11:17 pm
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                The book I read was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  This book is about a boy named Jacob Portman. He had an extremely close relationship with his grandfather when he was younger. His grandfather, Abe, would tell him several wild stories about his childhood.  He talked about an orphanage he stayed in on an isolated island. It was owned by a woman named Miss Peregrine. This was no ordinary orphanage, however. It was for kids with certain peculiarities. These strange quirks range from levitating to lifting giant boulders.  Jacob always believed these stories to be true. However, when Jacob gets older, his father tells him that Abe was just exaggerating the stories to make them more enjoyable. Jacob is very upset with his grandfather. Then, one day, Jacob finds him in the woods, with fatal wounds. Abe’s last words are to Jacob, telling him a riddle of sorts. Jacob deciphers his grandfather’s instructions and follows them and comes to crazy realizations about Abe’s past.

                Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of the best books I have read in a while. It has a little bit of everything, including action, horror, romance, and mystery. It is very well written with fantastic imagery. I felt like Jacob was in the room with me, recalling the story. I also love that the author included photographed. The photos really added to the imagery and mystery of the book. I really love this book and would recommend it to everyone!           

                                                                                             Allison Knapp


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