Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prose – The prose in the prologue and first chapter is exceptional, but it flattens out after (it’s not bad, just simpler).
Story – X-Men meets Peter Pan, teenage love, Nazi (and some non-Nazi) monsters that want to be gods. All good elements, born from collections of old photos seen by the author. Inventive at times, cliché at others.
Favorite thing – The peculiar children. Entertaining and interesting. I especially liked Millard and Enoch.
Least favorite thing – Chapters are waaaaay too long for my taste. A lot to ingest and process in each.
Overall – Recommend.
3 thoughts on “Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”
Nice review, well written.
I think this is a spot-on review. I began this book a couple years ago. I remember liking the prose, setting, and characters, but you’re right–the book went flat and I gave up finishing it.
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Thx @dbkennison 🙂