27. November 2015 · Comments Off on Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children · Categories: Uncategorized

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun read, which I think would be especially exciting for Rigg’s intended YA audience. However, I didn’t give it 5 stars because I saw numerous parallels to other stories I’ve read over the years. For example, Jacob discovering he’s a “peculiar” reminded me of Harry Potter discovering his wizard identity. The World War II exposition of the younger children in the country in Britain and Wales reminded me of the The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeChronicle of Narnia stories. The incessant pursuit of the peculiars by the wights reminded me of both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and The Fellowship of the Ring.

I commend Riggs for the imaginative storytelling. I enjoyed the fun vocabulary he incorporates, which is great for pre-teen/teen readers looking for SAT-caliber words used in context.

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