Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. All I can say right off the bat is that I'm so sorry that I waited this long to read the book!! I loved this book and felt like this was something new and refreshing!
I will not be giving away any spoilers in this review. The story is about a teenage boy named Jacob who is kind of a spoiled rich kid and his grandfather is an orphaned WWII survivor. His grandfather shares stories and pictures with him about peculiar children and how they were his friends. As a young child he believes the stories but as he grows older he starts to not believe any of them.
Things happen and Jacob sets out to find some answers that he has about these peculiar children. He and his father set out to the island that the grandfather claims was where the peculiar children reside. Once Jacob arrives he is very disappointed that nothing remains or so he thought!
Jacobs doubts are quickly turned around and he begins on a very exciting journey with the peculiar children.
I have to stop here or else I will give away too much and this book is most definitely a great read!!
First and foremost with Halloween around the corner this story has some spooky moments and since I do most of my reading at night I was very thankful that my hubby was sleeping right next to me!!
The story line is constantly moving and keeps you engaged the entire time. The character development is fantastic and you feel like you are there right along with Jacob. I love all the peculiar children and there little 'tricks'. Just a fantastic read!!
If you are concerned that this is too 'young', nonsense! It's a great story and the author writes in a mature fashion that most adults will really enjoy! It has a beautiful story along with the adventure and lessons to be learned!
Have you read this book? If so please let me know your thoughts!!