Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Ransom Riggs


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

My opinion

I’d heard so much about ‘Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children’, that I almost didn’t want to read it. I was afraid to be dissappointed. I found the book at a sale and started it quite soon after that.

Dissappointing, nope, that wasn’t at all the fact. Ive become a huge fan of this story! This kind of fantasy works so well for me, believing in a bit of magic in our current world is easier to imagine than a whole new world.

Ransom Riggs has based the story of ‘Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children’ on creepy photographs and those are added to the book. The combination of those stories and the way it’s set in our current world, makes the story almost perfect.

Ransom Riggs has also made me fall in love with the story and all Miss Peregrine’s children. Which made it even more special was to ‘see’ the children in the photographs, that adds a little bit extra to the story.

After finishing the book, I watched the movie together with my hubby. He loved the movie, while I wasn’t so sure. I kept comparing it to the book, which I thought was so much better!


‘Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children’ is a story set in the current world and is based on creepy photographs. That combination works so well for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine #1
Published by Quirk Books
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781594746031

You can buy the book at Book Depository, here.

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