Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I deem myself a black sheep, the odd ball. So, when I was told about a really odd story that was built around creepy pictures the author had collected over the years I was all for it. I found the book in my local bookstore and was obsessed with the cover immediately. I needed to dive right into the book.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs is a story that follows Jacob, after his grandfather’s death, who finds himself in an abandoned orphanage on a remote island. As he explores the ruins of the home, he begins to suspect that the stories his grandfather once told him of his childhood with Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children may be real and, as impossible as it seems, the people from those stories may still be around.

The characters in the story all lost their edge after a few pages of their introductions and it made for a very slow read. The relationship between Jacob and Emma is such a creepy insta-love thing and felt like it needed to be much slower development in that aspect. The other characters fell into the same box; they all came off as a one trick pony type character. . I did not feel the need to get to know them more, nor did I really have the desire to. The added pictures were probably the best part about this whole book. The book itself is inherently creepy, but adding the vintage photos that go along with the story make this a very spine-tingling adventure. Don’t get me wrong, I did in fact enjoy this book and I will be continuing with the rest of the series, I just had a few issues with the writing style.

Let me know what you think about the Insta-love trope, and how you felt about the book!

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