Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Book 1) by Ransom Riggs


All his life, Jacob has been told his grandfather’s unbelievable stories: invisible children, women who turn into birds, an entire world filled with magical possibilities. Jacob never believed the stories were true, but, when his grandfather is killed in a tragic accident, Jacob has no choice but to believe the unbelievable. The problem is, the rest of Jacob’s family thinks he’s gone crazy. Faced with family who believes he’s suffering from stress hallucinations, and grappling with an unfathomable truth, Jacob must get to the bottom of his grandfather’s fanciful stories. Will he find the world his grandfather described, or is he really lost his mind?

In the mood for a mystery/thriller with a spooky twist? Miss Peregrine’s is for you! Though it wasn’t the scariest book I’ve ever read, there were definitely some solidly scary parts, and the mystery is solid. Also amazing are the old pictures inserted throughout the text — these were really cool to look at, and they added a lot to the story. If you’re feeling in the spooky/scary spirit, but don’t want something too scary, give this one a try. Don’t forget that it’s a series, so keep reading if you love it!

Rating: 4/5

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