A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
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 were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
After reading this captivating book, I found myself meditating on the thought of a world apart from the one I live within.
My favorite character is Millard Nullings, an invisible boy. I feel as if Millard has a darker side to him, aside from being invisible, he breathes to embrace his differences, even if that means running around the house naked to not be seen. Even though he didn't play the biggest part, he stuck out to me as he cleverly was always in the right place at the right time.
Thank you Ransom Riggs for this beautiful book, on to book number two: Hollow City.