Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: June 7th 2011
Review Source: Library
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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.
It's been a while since I listened to this audiobook. Yet it was done so well that I still remember like it was yesterday. With the upcoming movie and the new released pictures, I decided to share my thoughts.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a very rich and unique story. The narrator does such an amazing job imitating the voices of these characters and he makes this story even more special. I loved listening and learning about the mystery, the background of these peculiar children. Then, as you learn the truth, all I could think is of Jacob's decision. Is he going to stay? What is his next move? Jacob tell me now! Really, it was fun driving around and listening to this story.
Jacob is such and adorable character. He may be awkward kid, but to me he is a loving person. He loves his grandfather so much and it was such a tragedy loosing him. This impacted his life. His parents think he is going mad. But the endless stories his grandfather would tell him as he was growing up were true and now it's Jacob's duty to learn more. I love his devotion and admiration.
Jacob travel across the pond to unsolved the mystery he now encounters. He is so determined that he finally found his source. He finds himself in the very same island his grandfather walked on as a young kid. Which is filled with children with powers. And in this very island, Jacob life will change forever.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is very enjoyable. I loved the narrator. He made my car drives entertaining. I laughed here and there and even shed some tears. He made the story so real and if you have a reader's imagination, then you'll have a movie playing in your head. Truly a very pleasure listening to Ransom's story. I can't wait to continue this story.