Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a modern day story that is set in Florida and Wales. Jacob finds his grandfather Abraham dying in Florida and his last words haunt him into seeking psychiatric help. Accompanied by his father, Abraham flies to Cairnholm Island, Cymru, a small island in Wales, looking for an explanation for his grandfather’s extraordinary tales and last words.
While on Cairnholm Island, Jacob stumbles upon a time loop that brings him to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children where every day is September 3, 1940. Miss Peregrine and the children are peculiar, which is to say each has what we might call super powers. He discovers that his grandfather was a resident of this home and his peculiarity was the ability to see the monsters hunting peculiar people down.
The characters had just enough depth to be believable and relatable to a point. I enjoyed how well the locations were described so that, even if I had never been in the forests of Florida, I would understand what they feel and look like. This was especially helpful to me when Riggs described the bogs on Cairnholm Island. The story flows well, giving bits of information throughout that lead up to the big answer at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and can’t wait to read the next. Overall, I rate Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children 4 out of 5 bookworms.
For more information about Ransom Riggs and his work, visit his website.
Tomorrow is not just Loop Day! It’s also the release date for Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. This book is said to contain the stories of peculiars from times long ago and is a companion novel for the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series. You can pick up a copy from Amazon or your local bookshop.
Happy (Early) Loop Day!