Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


352 pages

Published: 2011

Publisher: Quirk

Genre: (I would say peculiar as the exact genre) Paranormal Fiction, Young Adult. a little bit Romance

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. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I’ve also just realized  it’s the longest title of book I ever read. I have a little story about this book. I knew this from LInda and the first time I bought it when there was a halloween book sale in Periplus in 2013. I have no impression if this the first time I saw it. But when Linda showed me the photographs and really look at the cover, I suddenly thought “Oh My God! I bought a wrong book!!”

At that time I thought this is a horror book. I kept it sealed because I wanted to re-sell it. I was too afraid to read it. Horror is not my thing. Luckily, I didn’t sell it. And last year if I’m not mistaken I heard about the movie trailer. I was curious what would the movie be and It amazed me. I found that this isn’t a horror story. It is just peculiar. I started read this book days ago and I’ve just finished it.

This book is… peculiarly amazing. It kept me reading it because the story is unusual. When an author made a paranormal story they are usually wrote about  vampires, ghosts, werewolf, fairies, what else? demons? angels? And yeah you can find many of them. This fantasy book got me out from the boredom. This is not a story about ghosts or spirits. It’s about gifted children. They have unusual, weird gift. That’s why they were called peculiar. I really appreciate Ransom Riggs for writing this story.

While I read this book, I had he same feeling when I read The Maze Runner. The story was exciting. I love the way Ransom make me always wondering “when will Jacob meet the children?” at the beginning. This story always made me curious and suspect things. Well, maybe because I’m basically love mystery so this book really got in to me. Although it sounds serious and thrilling but it has some funny parts. I also  touched when Jacob was going to leave his dad and I was pity him a little, his dad.

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.

… I realized that leaving wouldn’t be like I had Imagined, like casting off a weight. Their memory was something tangible and heavy, and would carry it with me.

I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”


One another quote: “When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”


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