Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Book Club edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744761

A mysterious island.An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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.

My Review 

As the title says, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a very peculiar book. When I was  starting to read it, I expected an intense, horror themed book. Although there are some unnerving scenes, that actually isn't the main theme. Starting off a bit slow, it actually progressed into a fun, happy book. Well... For a time.

In explaining this book, I would break it up into three emotions: The beginning, sad. The middle-ish, happy and fun. The ending, tense. And together, this made for a very entertaining and exciting read.

My mother read this book a while ago and, knowing I would love it, convinced me to read it. I'm pretty glad she did this, because I loved it. It was very well written, with a sort of spooky background, which makes you constantly on the alert for anything out of whack. It is a very exciting book that promises an extremely enjoyable read.

Go read my mom's review for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children here!


  1. Great review Austin! I need to read this book-- Rick Riordan said he likes it so I must do what Riordan says!

  2. I read this book too!

  3. Interesting title and interesting book, sounds like. Great review! It's nice when we like the same books as our family members.

  4. Great review!! i dont know how i feel about the cover.. creepy children are a no no for me LOL


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