A Book Like No Other
After the death of his grandfather Jacob is determined to find the cause of his death. His investigation leads him from his home in Florida to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he finds the crumbling remains of Mis Peregrine’s home for peculiar children: a home for children with peculiar abilities. But what does this house and its old inhabitants have to do with the death of his grandfather?
As he explores the house he finds several objects which all seem to point towards one thing. Although it seems impossible, could these peculiar children be alive? And if they are, what have they got to do with his grandfather?
Have you ever read that book that once you picked it up you couldn’t put it down until you finished it? Well this was that book for me.
Ransom Riggs is really good at bringing the characters to life, each character was described with great detail which really gave you a sense of what they where like.
The book also had photos, which was really nice. They where very good photos because they never gave the whole thing away but gave you an idea of what the author imagined them to be.
I would describe the book as fantasy but its written in a way that makes it believable, it can be a bit scary so I don’t recommend you read it in the dark!
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone above the age of 11, it is a very easy read and doesn’t drag.
It is a first book in a series of 3, and I would also recommend you read the next 2 books in the series ( Hollow City and Library of Souls )