Friday, November 29, 2013
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Riggs collected each of the photographs from collectors, who assembled them from flea markets, estate sales, and more. He then connects the pictures together into a story that is like no other. The story is strange, yet intriguing. It reads smoothly, allowing the pictures to strengthen the tale. I found myself lingering within Jacob's adventures and my eyes would stay on the pictures soaking them in. His characters corresponded to the photos, creating a depth that I have not seen before. I was fascinated with what Riggs accomplished and I look forward to reading the sequel, Hollow City, set to be released early next year.
I know it sounds like I am skirting the details of this book. I am. The thrill of Miss Peregrine's Home is discovering it for yourself. I think it is important to not know a lot of details on this one. It is one journey you must take for yourself to fully appreciate.
Have you had the pleasure of accompanying Jacob on his journey? Did you enjoy the pictures as part of the ride?