I read this book in about 2 days, I had a cold and was feeling like not moving off the couch. This was the perfect book to kill time with. This is listed as teen fiction, and as I’m finding with teen fiction, it can be intense, not as intense as The Hunger Games though. Here is the synopsis of the book from Amazon.com:
Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011: As a kid, Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather over his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys. Now at 16, he is reeling from the old man’s unexpected death. Then Jacob is given a mysterious letter that propels him on a journey to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs–alive and well–despite the islanders’ assertion that all were killed decades ago. As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by a monster only he can see. A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Rigg’s first-person narration is convincing and absorbing, and every detail he draws our eye to is deftly woven into an unforgettable whole. Interspersed with photos throughout, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a truly atmospheric novel with plot twists, turns, and surprises that will delight readers of any age.
Not too surprising when I finished the book it was clear here will be a sequel. I found the book fascinating. The pictures are bizarre and strange and that was the idea. I imagine the author asked for bizarre pictures and wrote a story around them, not sure if this is what he did but every now and then it seemed like parts of the story were only written to go with the pictures. The main character is likable and sweet although I thought his age was supposed to be 16 and seemed much older as written. I cannot really explain much on this story that you can’t get from the Amazon review, it was a good quick read.
3 out of 4 stars.Book Review Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children