Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children isn’t going to end up on my list of favorite books this year. While the actual writing is perfectly alright, the story might as well have been called “Harry Potter and the Charles Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters” for all it’s “been there, done that, and the previous t-shirt fit me better anyway.” It just reeks of “We want to make a multi-million dollar franchise out of this, so here is part one where we lay the groundwork.”
Nah, can’t get too excited ‘bout this one.
- Book read
- Ransom Riggs — Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- First line
- I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.