This summer, I challenged myself to read 20 books from my bookshelf, post reviews, and cheerfully donate the read books to the local library. I’m a little behind on the reviews, but not on the reading!
First up, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Just finished this book, a book my kids have been bugging me to read for years. I wish I’d listened sooner.
This is not just a book for tweeners, although I’d love for somebody to mistake me for one. It is a thoroughly fresh story which pulled me in and didn’t let me go until the last page. Ready for the sequel.
Therefore, I was surprised at the venom being spewed at the book and Ransom Riggs in the negative reviews on GoodReads. One gal even updated her review four years later to brag about all the haters who commented negatively and which readers she’d had to ban from her page. For three single-spaced pages, she stripped every element from the story, chewed it up, and spit it out in a soggy mess at her feet. I’d never read book reviews laced with such vitriol.
Wow. If that lady spent as much time working on her own story instead of trashing someone else’s work, she’d have a best seller.
I liked the book and think it’s a delightful story. Good job, Mr. Riggs.