Thursday, May 28, 2015

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Reviewed by: Henry, age 13

Genre: Fiction

Time Period: Present Day (mostly)

A teenage boy's grandfather, a Jewish holocaust survivor, is thought to have gone insane, claiming to see monsters and acting a little trigger happy. One day he calls the boy, Jacob, and when he arrives, he finds his Grandpa dying. Jacob thinks he sees a monster outside the window. Before he dies, the grandfather leaves strange last words, which Jacob is determined to decipher. They lead him to something he only dreamed about a little.

Themes: Your differences make you special, learn the stories of your ancestors    

Recommended Age: 12 and up

Full Disclosure:
Frequent swearing, includes romance, death, photos (no nudity or immodesty, but some of them are creepy enough to give you nightmares!) Moms: I went through with a black pencil and scribbled over the swearing, which I recommend you do before your kids read it!

Rating: 3.5 stars, 4 with the language edited

Sequels: Hollow City, Library of Souls

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