Book Shorts: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

 Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Summary: Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old boy, goes to an island called Wales to find out the truth about his grandfather’s past after he was murdered by what Jacob thought was a make-believe creature. He saw Emma, a girl who could control fire and she takes him to meet Miss Peregrine in a time loop set back in the 1940s. Jacob hangs out with the other peculiar children but then he was told that that he was the only one who can see the “hollows,” the monster that killed Jacob’s grandfather. He knows that he is the only hope they have for safety. Can he destroy the hollow or leave the time loop to be destroyed by the hollow?

I started reading it because… I heard it was a really good book, and that it was scary and a mysterious and curious read. It was also listed in my school’s Bulldogs Reads.

I kept reading because… The book gets better as it goes on, I was on the edge of my seat thinking what would Jacob do next? And also “THIS REALLY IS CREEPPYY!!”

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted: The best guy you want to hire when you are looking for a monster to kill!!

Six Word Recap: Are Peregrine’s Peculiar Children still alive?

This book reminded me of The Hunger Games because… when Katniss saw Peeta being injured, she could just have left him there dying but she risked her life and found a medicine that cured him, just like in this book Jacob knows that he is the only one that can see the “hollows” and he is the only one who can save the children. He could just have gone back to his time but he stayed there and helped them.

Websites of interest: Ransom Riggs’s blog and book trailer

Review by Delridge teen blogger Khoa

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