Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
This book was unlike anything else, to say the least. First off, the actual layout of the book completely reflected the book itself. It was epic. You had old photographs, chapter-markings that looked like old wallpaper, and some flipped upside-down text. If you want to display any book, this is definitely the one.
Getting back to the photographs, the story really did revolve around them. They were so eery and intriguing, it was probably my favorite part of the book.
The story itself was extraordinary. But I felt like everything was packed into the last 50 pages of the book. I was overwhelmed by what happened and how unresolved it was by the end. If I didn't know a second book was coming out, I would be extremely unsatisfied. Since there is a second one scheduled for 2013, it's /okay/.
All the characters were very unique and worthy of your reading. Millard was probably my favorite character. I felt for Jacob and Emma but not enough to care if they got hurt. I'd love to see a little more character development.
As for everything else, it was truly peculiar. (I just had to say that, okay?!)