Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine'sA story whose premise far exceeds its actual writing. The idea behind it was fascinating as well as the antique photographs littered throughout the novel; however, the execution was not as great as I was hoping it to be. Though it started out strong, the writing quality began to diminish. Riggs stated that he had used the photographs to guide his writing and that is evident throughout the story. There was a patch-work-quilt type of quality to the writing that distracted from the actual storyline. And though it was interesting what was happening interactions between characters seemed quite flat at times. Also, Jacob, the main character, acted much younger than how old he actually was. I honestly thought he was twelve instead of sixteen for a good portion of the novel. This novel is a good way to pass a couple of hours but if you have another story you are more interested then I would suggest you pick the other one up instead.

Reviewed by Debo




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