le book review number sixty-four~ miss peregrine's home for peculiar children

Sunday, 2 December 2012

title: miss peregrine's home for peculiar children
author: ransom riggs
series/standalone: series I believe
personal star rating: 5/5 stars

description from goodreads (since i had to return the overdue book before i could type this up):
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. Fiction is based on real black and white photographs. The death of grandfather Abe sends 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, and explores abandoned bedrooms and hallways. The children may still live.

thoughts on the title:
curious title, intriguing.

thoughts on the cover:
definitely the reason i really wanted to read this book. I really wanted to read it and i heard many good things about it and the cover was so interesting and unique.

I'm being generous with my stars. I'm pretty sure if I were to read it again, i'd feel differently but i thought the idea was very interesting and different. It was strange in a few ways and sometimes i was confused (but i also  spent a lot of time reading this book and not properly digesting it). The characters were unique in many aspects but at the same time it seems perhaps they weren't as developed as I would have liked. The vintage photographs were astonishing really though. i'm a big fan of the strange wondrous forgotten photos compiled into this book to tell a story. Overall, this was intriguing, interesting, and worth reading. Really worth reading again? That's a good question.