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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Jun 01, 12

Read in June, 2012

This book was only ok. If i could i would only give it a 2.5 rating.

When i was reading the book the first 150 pages were only mediocre. I say this because the books characters are more of the type that you would find on a side show. Ie. the girl that can make fire, the invisible boy, the strong girl, the girl with 2 mouths, etc. Then factor into the mix the idea of time travel and that's where it gets a little batty. After the 150 pages i couldn't put the book down. It was like i was drawn to the bizarre ideology of the book. I wouldn't say it was the best book i ever read though as i did not enjoy it that much. For some people this book might be very appealing, such as those that truly enjoy reading science fiction pieces involving time travel and going through different 'loops' that take you to a place where the date never changes. The one thing i found strange was that the peculiar children were all able to keep track of their age, some would say they were 79, others 88, etc. If they were stuck in a time warp that stayed the same how would they know when a year had gone by? That was one of my hitches with the book. The best thing about the book was the photos embedded within the story of the various characters, some would be shown using their 'power' while others were simply old portraits. It was nice because it was actually able to let me put a name to a face. The pictures were fascinating and eerily interesting. I like that the author tied such things into the story. Alas, pictures could not save this story, nor could the character recognition. It was just a story that was far too out there for me. Nice try Ransom Riggs.
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