Friday, August 10, 2012

Miss Peregrine's...

Okay, this book was a little interesting.  Definitely not as scary as the cover makes it seem...The author uses a bunch of real-life, weird pictures of kids, and writes a story around them.  The story is that the kids all have different kinds of "magical powers" (i.e., Peculiar Children).  As another reader wrote, it's like X-men for 10 year olds.  Not as much scary action.  There's some good background on the "Home" and how it came to be, and you get to know a few of the kids pretty well.  The beginning and end of the book were both good - the middle seemed to drag a little bit. 

It appears as though this is going to be the first in a series - the story doesn't actually end with the finale in the book, so you know there's going to be more.  As much as I like the Rick Riordan series, I imagine this one turning into something like that, only with a lot more fantasy, and less Greek/Egyptian gods.  And, written more for a pre-teen audience than a teen audience.  However, if you're looking for a quick read, with an interesting premise, this one is great.  Not to mention the pictures - some of which are enough to give you the heebie-jeebie's themselves...

1 comment:

  1. I actually read this one! I liked it a lot. You are totally right about the pictures. So creepy.


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