Finally it was my chance to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! I had been waiting patiently for my turn to check it out as the novel was in high demand – always checked out – and I had it on hold for several months. When I saw the movie preview last spring, I immediately knew I wanted to read the novel before the movie was to release.
The novel; a first for author Ransom Riggs, did not disappoint. Riggs tells the tale of a highly unusual group of children that surpass the bounds of time, space and ability while cohabitating with a fearless and peculiar leader: Miss Peregrine. The adventure weaves an ‘ordinary’ boy; Jake, into an odd and sometimes scary land of loops and hollows wrapped in fast paced action.
Tim Burton most likely did not hesitate to direct the motion picture Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Admittedly, I had high expectations of the movie with Burton’s talent and Rigg’s story. The visually stimulating fantasy superseded my expectations. Tis the season for a strange tale full of scares… check it out!