2/27/2013

FROM THYSHELF - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

My good friend Arra Abella of Style | Reader sent me a copy of Ransom Riggs'  debut novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Here is what I thought about it:




Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar children tells the story of Jacob, a young boy who grew up believing his grandfather's stories. When he saw his grandfather died, he had to believe that his grandfather's stories were more than fairy tales but actual events. So he set out to find the home where his grandfather stayed in during the World War II to look for Miss Peregrine, his grandfather's correspondence from that home. Jacob uncovers the truth not only to his grandfather's identity but to him as well.

I have read somewhere that the book was supposed to be a collection of old photographs but somehow Ransom Riggs was convinced to write a story for it. And What I like about the book was that it has a collection of old photographs in it somewhat giving proof that the story was, in fact, real. I also liked that it was set in two different time zones. It somehow gave a backbone to the old pictures.

However, what I didn't like about the story was that Jacob was caught in the heist of drama. Yes, the place was connected to him and he could help them but it was not his problem. He lived in a different time zone. I think it would be better if Jacob found out what happened and who those people are but he should not be involved with them. There are mysteries in life that should be unraveled but there are some which should be left alone for it to be always a mystery.

Ransom Riggs will be coming to Manila and he will have a book signing on March 3 at Fully Booked Bonifacio Global City. So for his fans, catch him there


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