Great Philosophy

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Jacob is growing up in a wealthy home with his parents. He has a very strong relationship with his grandfather, who tells Jacob stories about his youth at a home on an island during the war. He talks of strange beings, children with other-worldly powers and Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of the school.
As Jacob gets older, he kind of starts believing that the stories are just that. Then he witnesses the death of his grandfather in a very violent and other-worldly way and wants to find the island and the home that his grandfather talked about.
He and his father head to that island and Jacob goes in search of the myth that his grandfather instilled into his head. He initially finds only devastation on the island, but then discovers a world that exists beyond our realm.
He comes into contact with children that have mysterious powers, headmistresses that can change from human to bird, and time travel.

Ransom Riggs has a wonderful way of using the English language to really draw you in to the story.
The book started to get less interesting about half way through. It almost seems that there was so much put in there to make it a second book. The photographs in the book definitely make it a lot more interesting, and help you envision certain plot references. 

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