– Supernatural /Fantasy – Ransom Riggs – Quirk Books -Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
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.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows
I’ve been thinking about this review and I can’t find the proper words to describe how much I enjoy it. This book has touched many things inside me. Has brought memories of my own childhood and has made me think a lot about how we treat something / someone that is different to what we are / think / like…
Sounds a bit vague to describe this book as unique but the truth is that it is so unique and awesome. I appreciate a lot that Mr Riggs has included in the book the pictures that inspired this story. It has been the perfect touch to a magic book. I love that this story claims the peculiarities about people and foment to accept them. Everyone, in some way or another, is peculiar and as much as I would love to have something in my DNA that gives me the ability to create fire, control air or any of the peculiarities of these awesome characters… I’m just a normal girl. But this world is full of different, diverse, especial and awesome people and we should not be scared about it.
Coming back to the story, I loved the mix between peculiar monsters and human monsters that Abe told us. The fact that the Second World War was in, some way, included was a top point to me. Also, Abe has reminded me to my lovely aunt. She used to tell me lots and lots of stories when I was a child and she always encouraged me to write even if the idea was crazy. I know I owe her my love for books and writing. The relationship between Abe and Jacob is so sweet and I was very touched when it broke.
The trip to the island and all that we found there was unexpected and I really enjoyed all. All the character are very interesting. I should be picking characters as they are all awesome, but some of the ones that come to me mind right now are:
I recognised in Jacob parts of myself and that made so easy to connect with him. The evolution of the character is great.
Emma is also a lovely character. I think is so cool what she can do with fire and I really like the relationship between Jacob and herself.
Millard is a very brave and his “sacrifice” for the group is a very nice action. Also, all his notes and investigation through the years is very interesting.
Enoch’s peculiarity is so incredible and interesting. Even he seems a bit dark at first, he demonstrated to be loyal once he trusted you. The scene in the Coroner area is scary and amazing in the same way. I was in such a tension while reading it.
Bronwyn and Victor story is quite sad. I don’t know what I would do in their situation…Bronwyn is so strong and not just physically. She is a great character.
The plot is so good, well constructed and very interesting. Is full of action, tension in some moments mixed with sweet ones and a bit of fun. The idea of a loop is amazing. I don’t know where or when would me by perfect loop… I can’t decide it ☺️
In conclusion, this book is a perfect reading to any Fiction/ Paranormal fan and I highly recommend you to give it a chance if you haven’t done already.
I was so excited to watch this movie for different reasons. First of all, has been directed by Tim Burton and I adore his movies. Second of all, I wanted to see alive this amazing characters and third and last one, I just love going to the cinema…so I went to the cinema on October 5th and I wasn’t disappointed 😁
As all the adaptations, they have changed things on the way from the book to the screen. First, we have a change in the characters. Emma peculiarity in the book was fire and in the movie is air. So the have swapped Emma and Olive peculiarities. Really they shouldn’t but for me wasn’t a big problem as the essence of the book, the peculiar inside the pages is really well reflected. My big problem with the movie is the end. The end is completely different, seems like won’t be more moves even if we have another two books and it finishes with a kind of “happy forever” theme.
The cast is really good and I’m really happy with it and the special effects, characterization, picture and soundtrack are amazing, especially this song by Florence and the Machine.
Overall, I did enjoy a lot the movie, I think Tim Burton has reflected in a very well way the magic and unique universe that you would find reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. The negative aspect of the adaptation has to be the end but I definitely will recommend this movie.
STAY PECULIAR 😉
Lots of love,