Have you ever seen some old pictures of people that you didn’t know and wondered who they were, what they did, or what the heck is the point of that picture and what are they supposed to be? The author of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, used some pictures that he picked up at different places and from different people. He took these pictures that are of someone’s loved ones and made them connect in a way that will blow your mind. The story line will, that is.
It starts off with a sixteen year old named Jacob who after a tragedy with his grandpa, found out that his grandpa is not the crazy man that his family thought him to be. Jacob discovers secrets that he before use to think were tall tales that his grandpa told him growing up, but instead finds out there are more to these stories than anyone knew. They take Jacob to the island that his grandpa grew up on in an orphanage where he discovers the biggest mystery of Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. At first things didn’t add up to what his late grandpa said. Then he wonders if he is at the right place. Something tells him to look a little deeper and what he and you, the reader, find is something beyond what any story has taken us to before.
I loved the twists and turns that this book took me too. Did it end like I expected? NO! However, that was not the end…
I hear that Tim Burton is looking to make it a movie. I could so see Johnny Depp playing Jacob’s dad. Check the following websites for more information and look for reviews on book two in a few weeks.