Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Book ReviewIt was in that Mr. Riggs said he was drawn to odd or disturbing photos that suggested lost back stories. On a sunny morning at his carefully renovated Spanish-style home here, Mr. Riggs , 34, who is tall and lanky with a manner both gentlemanly and unpretentious, flipped through his neatly organized boxes of snapshots, explaining why he chose some of his favorites. While his snapshot collection grew, Mr. Riggs was training his sights on a filmmaking career, working on spec screenplays and supporting himself with freelance writing. Riggs had been doing work for hire, asked him if he had any books he wanted to write.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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The gist: Sixteen-year-old Jacob always knew his grandfather was a little kooky, but things take a turn for the unexpected on his death bed. His grandfather's last words seem to be a clue left for Jacob to figure out. After months of having the same nightmare every night, Jacob decides to try and get some closure on the death. While sorting through his grandfather's things, Jacob starts to put the pieces together—especially when his family takes a vacation to the place where his grandfather grew up: a deserted island in the middle of the Atlantic, near Wales. Things get a little creepy over there, but we won't spoil it for you.
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Abraham Portman had a lot of stories to tell. After all, he was the only survivor of his Jewish family when he narrowly escaped the Nazi occupation in Poland. The rest of his life was filled with fierce adventure and he shared it all, almost all , with his grandson, Jacob Portman. Abraham told his grandson about all of the other peculiar children who lived there such as a girl who could levitate, a boy with two mouths, an invisible child and a wise old bird who oversaw them all. He even had pictures to prove it when Jacob began to doubt the authenticity of his grandiose tales. But he always stopped short when Jacob would ask him why they never left the island. Abraham said they were afraid of something terrible, but never elaborated.