May 2, 2012

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This one is definitely middle school and up for swearing and eeriness. Jacob, a normal 16 year old who thinks his grandfather is a bit eccentric, discovers that all the strange stories his grandfather had been telling him just might be true.  In an effort to find out, he travels to a small island off the coast of Wales to search for an orphanage that may or may not even exist. Scattered throughout the book are strange photographs, some clearly trick photography, that lend to the eerie feelings the story evokes. More fantasy than horror, when I reached the end of this book, I immediately wanted more.

This review is based on a library copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!