Most times I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the books I read. And I do with this one too! It sucked me in from page one and I could hardly put it down. You know the kind of book where you read at red lights, read way too late into the night, read when you should be doing other things . . . like feeding your family – stuff like that.
Well, that’s what happened to me when I read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. The story was incredibly told with vivid descriptions and engaging characters who grew and developed and learned.
The thing that I found to be disappointing was the ending. There was a bit of foreshadowing early in the book that I expected resolved. And I was thinking all things would be tidied up and finished in the end. When I realized I was a mere twenty pages from the end and there was no way on earth Riggs could resolve everything in those short pages, I got a little bummed.
I see that there’s a Kindle edition of the “Untitled Sequel.” But I’m the kind of person who hasn’t yet made the leap from paper to digital reading yet. Sure I’ve done a little. But I just prefer a real book, made of real paper with a cover and a back. And by the time the sequel comes out in that media, I’ll have been swept away by some new love interest. You have to admit, there are plenty of awesome YA and MG books out there to sweep one away!
So, I suppose what I’m saying is that I ended up with somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Riggs’ book. I’m not sorry to have read it. And you won’t be either if you pick it up. I’m just a tad disappointed that I may never find out what that foreshadowing was all about.
If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just me and the expectations I have that might be a tad different from others. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to. It really is exceptionally written.