Author: Ransom Riggs [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Quirk Books
Series: Miss Peregrine, Bk 1
Length: 3489 pages + index of pictures and collection
Obtained: Library book club book
Why this book:
My discussion group was reading it, the movie is coming out, and I've wanted to read it anyway.
This was a peculiar and enjoyable book. The pictures were great additions, the story and characters and setting were all intriguing, and the overall atmosphere was a wonderful creepy/magical.
Jacob has always had a close relationship with his grandfather, but it has become more distant since Jacob has grown older and become less tolerant of his grandfather's fantastical tales. But then he witnesses/experiences something tragic, and while coping with the resulting emotions, discovers a world bigger than he ever imagined.
I want to continue with the series (I already have the second book, Hollow City, checked out), but I'm hesitating because I don't know if I'd rather read it and experience the pictures, or listen to it (the audio is supposed to be great).
And the movie comes out today. I don't know when I'll get to see it, but I'm excited.