Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Here is one that is different. I juggled with "Should I read this? Maybe not." There were mixed reviews all over goodreads, so I was tied as to read or put away. The cover got attention, it held mystery. So, I decided to read it and make my own decision because it is a young adults read and my children are entering this stage.
So, what did I think? I actually really enjoyed it. It wasn't too over done with the creepy, which is why I am suspecting some readers didn't like it. There was just enough suspense to keep reading. The friendships and generational connections were very well done. And, the twists and loops were what really made this book readable and interesting for me.
There seems to be a lot of talk about the pictures in this novel. For me the pictures made the book interesting. Like being a child reading a picture book, but it was photos that I got to look at. Where ever these photos came, from is an interesting thought, and the use them was very clever. It is good see an author has thought outside the box and inserted photos, of this kind, into a novel of this genre. I am impressed by what the author has achieved here. If nothing else he has got people talking.
For young adults and adults this book is different, interesting, and quite well done. My son will enjoy this book. My daughter... maybe one day. As for me, yes I did enjoy this one. I liked the difference the author had given to the writing and presentation of this novel.
This was available from: Fishpond, Book depository and Amazon