Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs is full of, well, peculiar characters that make a fun and lasting impression. Although honestly, the stories were a little too ‘young adult’ for my tastes, the storyline was highly creative and an overall enjoyable read. The use of real pictures was a fun connection to the real world to the fictional world.
Riggs was true to his audience, instead of writing a young adult novel that seems to be written to appeal to all he actually focused on the young adult. He deals with young love respectfully and isn’t afraid of all the insecurities that often come along with it. Riggs makes the characters relatable even though they have peculiar abilities. Similar to J.K. Rowling, he creates a ‘magical’ world that exists in secret. I would recommend this series to anyone who has enjoyed Harry Potter.
This peculiar tale is on the darker side and is greatly complimented by the equally peculiar and dark black cherry tea. If you are looking for a spooky tale to enjoy as Halloween approaches pick up this quick reading series.