Ransom Riggs’ trilogy--Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library of Souls--is fun for all ages. The story centers around fifteen year old Jacob Portman. As with most young adult fiction of the fantasy genre, the twists and turns of life send Jacob on a quest. In this case, the quest is to find the peculiar children of his grandfather’s stories. When he successfully locates the children, Jacob discovers that all of his grandfather’s stories were true and so are the dangers he described. The author paints vivid, relatable pictures of different times and different people, all supported by the wonderful pictures included in the books. Riggs explores fear, difference, the definition of family, and the consequences of choices. The books are a seamless story and a continuous read of the entire series is recommended.—Selicity Icefire, Staff
Hollow City: Popular Reading PZ7.R4423 Hol 2014 Library of Souls: Popular Reading PZ7.R4423 Lib 2015
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