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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

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This book was quite enjoyable, despite taking me a long time to read (unfortunately). It’s one of those books that takes you a while to get into, but in the end is rewarding, especially once you discover all the secrets along with the protagonist. It is most definitely an intriguing text, there are aspects of horror in it, a suitable text for Halloween really.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the likely not a book that many would pick up, it seems bizarre at first glance. The characters in the novel are interesting enough to want to follow around as the book progresses. Similarly with the plot, which varies between not too much going on – to anticipating the action as the chapters break. Overall, despite taking such a long time to read, it is a book that can be read quickly, and understood easily. I recommend this book primarily for those interested in peculiar happenings, those looking for an easy read, or those searching for something different.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 starts on Goodreads.

Quotes:
“elaborate, almost pornographic detail”
“sadomasochistic ballerinas” (111)
“morning brought rain and wind and fog, pessimistic weather…” (179)

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