Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Judging by the cover of the book, I thought this would be a horror story that would totally creep me out. Turns out, this is a young adult fiction that takes you on an adventure in solving the mystery of Jacob’s childhood.
Jacob is a sixteen year old who grew up believing in the magic of his grandfather’s stories. When his grandfather died, he was shaken and was advised to search for the children’s home his grandfather had so lovingly embedded in the childhood stories to find closure and finally accept the demise of his grandfather.
Upon arriving in a remote island, he then started searching for the missing children’s home. He learns of the mysteries surrounding Miss Peregrine’s Home for Children, meets the peculiars, and at the same time, unravels the truth his grandfather has protected him from.
I liked how the flow of the story. The narration was fast paced and almost always kept me on the edge of my seat. The first three chapters were really marvelous in my opinion because the mystery of knowing the truth behind Jacob’s grandfather kept me curious. Keeping track of the series of events in the story was not very hard. I believe the sequence and length of every scene was enough build up what was about to happen next. The unraveling of the so-called mysteries were also done slowly so that it always kept you thinking.
I’m happy with the book and was really surprised that the story has not yet ended. So now, I’m here waiting for the next book to be released. I hope it comes out soon.