Friday 20 January 2017

In The Book Bag - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

My best mate Di bought the box set of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for me for Christmas and I demolished the first book in just over 2 days, taking time off from work really frees up reading time!

I didn't know much about the book before I got it, just that it revolved around some old photographs, the whole concept is amazing and I love the intrigue of it all.

The book, written by Ransom Riggs is about a boy, his relationship with his grandfather, time travel and some peculiar children. I have to admit I didn't know about the time travel element before I started reading and it might have put me off, not my usual cup of tea but as it turned out it was fascinating.

I found myself not wanting to cook dinner because I needed to know what happened next.

My box set came with a set of photos, apparently these are all real photos that the author found from collectors and from the pictures he wove the tale.

The book is fascinating, a little bit weird and little bit romantic and very addictive. The first couple of chapters I thought it was going to be psychologically deep and scary, not suitable for kids but as I read on it didn't go as I expected. I would have LOVED this book as a kid, maybe age 10 and up and I'm sure Ebi-kun will enjoy it too.

The film is out here but not anywhere near us so I doubt I'll get to see it on the big screen, which is a shame, I would have liked to have seen it. Hopefully Ebi-kun will have read it by the time it comes out on the small screen!

Do I recommend this? Absolutely!

I'll do an update when I get round to reading the other two books in the set, I haven't started them yet because I have a sneaky suspicion that I won't be able to put them down!

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