I bought Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs over the summer and finally decided Halloween was a good time to pull it off the shelf. I’ve been interested in reading this book because, to be honest, I love his wife’s (Tahereh Mafi) Shatter Me series. Secondly, Tim Burton will be adapting this book into a film. YAY! I LOVE Tim Burton and after reading this book it’s more than obvious why he’s directing it. The story is about a 16 year old teenage boy who grew up with a grandfather who told these unbelievably fantastic stories about his life. As Jacob gets older he comes to a realization that the “stories” he was told growing up couldn’t possibly be true. Events unfold that make him decide that he has to find out the truth by traveling to an island in Wales where the home for the peculiar children lived. I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t know anything at all about the story line other than there were peculiar children involved. There were many surprises and I found fun and interesting as the book continued to unfold. It left me wanting to read The Hollow City, the second book in this series. The book also is a lot of fun because of all the photographs throughout the book. Characters will be described on what they’re doing or look like then it’ll follow up with a photograph.
Film Cast Possibilities
No one has yet to be confirmed for the cast of the movie, but there are a couple possible choices. Asa Butterfield as Jacob Portman. Asa is best known for his roles in Hugo and Ender’s Game. Eva Green as Miss Peregrine Eva is best known for her roles in Casino Royale and 300: Rise of an Empire I canNOT wait for this book to be adapted to screen. If you haven’t read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I do recommend it!