Book Recommendation

October is all about fuPeculiar-Childrenn things for Halloween coming up. I absolutely love books and in particular, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ramson Riggs. It’s Mr. Riggs first novel and boy it’s good. In my opinion, it is along the same vein and aimed at Harry Potter fans looking for more adventure. Written in the first person, the story revolves around the strange life and journey of a boy named Jacob, who has grown up to form a special bond with his grandfather and his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys.  Now 16 and coping with the sudden loss of his grandfather, he travels to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs- of his grandfather’s stories-alive and well–despite the islanders’ assertion that they’ve all been dead for decades. As Jacob dives deeper and begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by a monster only he can see. If you like a little magic in your reading try this one out with or without your children. It’s a good book for the inner child in us too.

– Marie

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is available at: Amazon, Goodreads and your local bookseller.