Friday, November 15, 2013
Unique and Genuine Photographs within a novel
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By: Ransom Riggs
Genre: YA fantasy
4 out of 5
This is definitely one of the most unique books I have read. It has a dystopian twist, but the exceptional photographs Riggs uses extremely enhances the story and makes it a one-of-a-kind novel. Surprisingly, the photos are genuine with only a little changing of lighting, which Riggs said took hours and lots of people to help discover these peculiar photographs. I can't even fathom constructing a novel based around photographs, but he does a superb job. The story itself was well written and captured my interest; however the last third evolved into too much sci-fi, which is not my favorite. With the pictures and the intrigue of what may happen next, I still enjoyed it enough to give a good rating and I will be reading the sequel, Hollow City.
Check out http://www.ransomriggs.com/ for more peculiar photographs.