Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggsunknown

Not for the Faint-Hearted

Reviewed by Sam Aged 10


For his 10th birthday our reviewer Sam got Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, he also celebrated his birthday by going to the recently released movie. In today’s review he shares his thoughts on both the book and the movie.

What is the book about?

It is about Jacob Portman, Albert Portman’s son, who finds a mysterious house on an island which belonged to a group of peculiar children (children with special powers) and their Headmistress Miss Peregrine. He he believed they were dead and part of his grandfather’s stories when he saw their house had been destroyed by a bomb, until one of the children shows up as he is wandering through the house.

He followed the child through a loop and found the children living the same day where their home was bombed in WWII over and over again. Their loop was filled mysteries and wonders and the peril of the Hollowgahst.

Jacob finds that the Headmistress Miss Peregrine is in danger and he must fight to save her.

Who is your favourite character and why?

I like all the characters because they are all unique in their own way  Miss Peregrine is an ymbrine and she has powers over time and can turn into a bird. Millard is invisible and keeps track of every day and what every animal and human does. Enoch can take the life from one living thing and put it in another. Jacob can see the hollowshasts. Each of the child’s abilities help make this story interesting

What makes this book interesting?

The thrill of excitement and fantasy throughout the whole book kept me really on edge. It was a little scary so I did not read it at bedtime, but that’s because I am only 10. I would not recommend it for 10 year olds to read, I think older kids might like it more.

Would you rather read the book or watch the movie?

I enjoyed the movie but I would rather read the book because because it’s more more detailed than the movie and has a lot excitement and thrills. The movie was more aimed at children, although some of the gory bits were quite graphic and some children will not like that. The book left more to your imagination.

Another good thing about the books are there are more to read, I am already reading the second book, but still not at bedtime.
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