Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this because of the new movie coming out. I love Tim Burton and really wanted see this movie but I just HAVE to read the book first since it’s been on my to-read list.

I really liked the story and the action. I was very surprised by the sci-fi elements considering my impression of the story included none of that.

I really want to rate this high but I can’t bring myself to give it a full 5 stars… It was a good read and fun, and I enjoyed it… but I am not jumping with excitement to get right in to book 2. And that hesitation is something I really pay attention to.

The structure of the story was also very unexpected. By the book summary, I expected a totally different plot. Actually I don’t know what I expected.. but I was surprised by the main character’s motivation for visiting the island… his Grandfather.. etc.

I mostly liked it. I enjoyed the way the house was hidden, and the (view spoiler)

Irritations- (view spoiler)

Any way, I will be glad to see the movie and I don’t think I will be bothered if Burton changes anything. I don’t think I will feel protective of the book as I do with, say, Game of Thrones.

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