Book Review - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


I loved this book ,so much that I could not put it down and I read it in one day (mostly night.) In this book you go into the mind of Jacob Portman, a sixteen year old boy whose best friend is pretty much his grandad. So when suddenly his grandad dies in his own back garden Jacob’s life goes out of control . The police say it was wild dogs that killed his grandad but Jacob saw something that night. Something that wasn’t human.


When Jacob was a kid, his grandad told him stories of peculiar children, that his grandad went to live with when he was a child, on an island in a big beautiful house. He told him the stories using old photos of peculiar children. He told him stories of Milard, the Invisible Boy, of Emma, who could make fire balls in her hands. He told him of a girl who could float, and of one who could make plants grow. He also told him of a bird who smoked a pipe who took care of the children . Her name was Miss Peregrine.


But as Jacob gets older he starts to doubt the stories and then accepts that ‘stories are just stories’ and nothing else. But his grandad’s last words were “ Go Jacob. Find the bird on the island with the children , she will tell you everything”. On his sixteenth birthday his aunt gives him a book that from his grandad, and in the book he finds a letter and an old photograph of a lady smoking a pipe. The letter is addressed to his grandad and from Miss Peregrine. There’s an address on the letter and Jacob starts to think that maybe this Miss Peregrine might be able to answer some of his questions.


This story is one of my favourite books and I really enjoyed it . I think Ransom Riggs really knows how to write a good novel. This book is brilliant and is definitely worth every penny. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone.

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