Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs


Partial Synopsis from Good Reads:  A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

My Thoughts:  I purchased this book as a gift for a teenage member of our family.  Before wrapping, a quick glance inside gave me pause.  I was confused about what the photos represented.  I thought I better read it before gifting.  What a wonderful decision!  While Young Adult Fiction generally isn't something I would consider, I was absolutely mesmerized by this book.  It is written in first person from the perspective of Jacob Portman, a sixteen year old boy who struggles with fitting into society where he is from.  I don't want to tell you much more than that.  It would be so mean to spoil the story for you!  The photos add an interesting element.

My favorite lines:  "I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary.  I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was."

I have already started on the second book in the series and can't wait to tell you about it!

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci


  1. What a surprise to find a new series of books that you liked. It sounds intriguing.

  2. Marci, Thanks so much for sharing this book review! I love to read and every now and then my daughters share something they enjoyed, now maybe I can do the same :) Take care and thanks for linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link party! Pinning to share.

  3. I screened it for my 12 year old (thought it was a little too mature for her so I told her a few more years) and it started out great, but I thought it fizzled as the story went on. It was a great premise for a story, though!

  4. Sounds like a fascinating read - I'll have to check it out.

  5. I loved it!! I am sorry i missed this post somehow .

  6. I keep hearing about this book and each time I want to read it a little bit more! :O)

    Here's my Booknificent Thursday post!

  7. I would like to see the movie. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  8. Thank you for reviewing this! I almost rented the movie from Redbox Friday but wasn't certain it would be appropriate for my youngest. Was it scary at all?

    I hope you can stop by:


  9. Appreciated your thoughts on this one. I think I need to read it! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week. I'm always so encouraged by what you share!


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