by Ransom Riggs
Jacob never believes his grandfather’s tales of murderous, multi-tongued monsters, until he sees one. Doubting his own sanity, Jacob traces his grandfather’s past back to a Welsh island and searches out the home for peculiar children where his grandfather stayed as a boy. I don’t want to spoil it, but I think you can guess there are some peculiar things there…
While the plot of Miss Peregrine’s is great all by itself, perhaps the most striking things about the book are the bizarre, old photographs (including the one you see on the cover), which the author swears are not re-touched.
At times, the book feels like a writing project. You know the one: teacher hands you a random image and then asks you to make up a story about it.
But I have to admit, I started to read in anticipation of the photos. Long after I finished reading, I was still wondering about some of those images.
Miss Peregrine’s is a unique story told in an unusual way. It will really kick your imagination into overdrive, which is one of the best reasons to read any book.