Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Jacob is born into a wealthy family and lavish lifestyle. He is helping out at one of his family’s many supermarkets one day when he receives a call from his grandfather. His Grandfather is distressed, as he usually is in his ripe old age. When Jacob arrives at his Grandfather’s house he finds that he has been attacked by some sort of brutal creature… In his dying words his grandfather tells him to find “Find the bird. In the loop. On the other side of the old man’s grave. September third, 1940.”
All Jacob’s life his Grandfather told him stories of children with special abilities and monsters that wanted to kill them. However, in his Grandfather’s final years those monsters were a reality, a danger to him. They plagued his remaining time with paranoia and fear. And everyone, except Jacob thought the he was going crazy… But was he? Jacob swears that his Grandfather wasn’t killed by animals, that it was some sort of creature… A monster perhaps? Either way, nobody believes him; they say that he his upset and disturbed by seeing his Grandfather die. Jacob ventures to try and prove his grandfather right and what he comes across shocks him. Was his Grandfather insane? Were the stories true?
Riggs mixes reality with fiction to create a truly enjoyable and immersive story.
TEEN RATING: Suspenseful and imaginative; Riggs creates a beautiful hybrid of reality and fiction. 4.3/5 12+