Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children

It is a special year for me because all the books that went on my TBR are books highly rated by Booktubers and fellow book bloggers. When everyone is talking about a book you have not read, you feel a bit like an outsider. But most important, you`re left with the question: is it that good? So today I`ll talk about Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and decide if it`s any good.
The story revolves around Jacob, a 16-year-old that grew up with his grandpa`s stories about monsters and peculiar children. A dramatic event changes him completely and soon he is afraid to leave the house or sleep at night. The way to recovery, according to his therapist, is to accept that his grandpa`s stories were made up, so Jacob and his father travel to the mystical place they heard so much about. However, once he gets there, Jacob realizes that the stories were true, and he is not as ordinary as he thinks. For me, it was obvious from the start who will be the villain, but I still enjoyed the reveal.

Overall, I liked this story a lot, even though it was a bit slow at the beginning. I liked the fact that the author focused a bit on how war affects one person. These monsters were real, but most of the times they represent real people and evoke memories we`d like to forget. One thing that makes this book so special is the way that the author incorporated old pictures. It`s a marvelous idea and I enjoyed looking at them, but sometimes they seemed too forced. There were times when I found the use of pictures useless, and other times when I was expecting to see one, but there was none.

On Goodreads, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It`s not one of my favourites, but I enjoyed it and wish to continue with the trilogy.

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