The trailer for Ransom Riggs’ Bestselling Book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children came out on Tuesday. And if it wasn’t for Sarah Dessen retweeting Ransom Riggs’ tweet, I would have not know the trailer was coming out. But I did see it a million times watching Pretty Little Liars and Dance Moms. But oh my GOD!
What Is It?
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the debut novel by American author Ransom Riggs. The book tells the tale of a boy who, following a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The story is told through a combination of narrative and vernacular photographs from the personal archives of collectors listed by the author. This young adult book was originally intended to be a picture book featuring photographs Riggs had collected, but on the advice of an editor at Quirk Books, he used the photographs as a guide from which to put together a narrative. Riggs was a collector of photographs, but needed more for his novel. He met Leonard Lightfoot, a well-known collector at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, and was introduced to other collectors. The result was a story about a boy who follows clues from his grandfather’s old photographs which lead him on an adventure that takes him to a large abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The book has been a New York Times best seller. It reached the #1 spot on the Children’s Chapter Books list on 29 April 2012 after being on the list for 45 weeks, remaining there until 20 May, when it dropped to the fourth spot on the list. Critics have generally praised the book for creative use of vintage photographs as well as good characterization and settings.
Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Published: June 7, 2011
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Synopsis: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
About Ransom Riggs: Ransom Riggs is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Riggs was born in Maryland in 1980 on a 200-year-old farm, and grew up in Florida, where he attended the Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English literature at Kenyon College, and studied film at the University of Southern California.
Thoughts: I love this book a lot. The whole series actually. I started this book and I didn’t want to stop. The pictures are amazing and they can be a little creepy at times they fit the story so amazing. One thing that I did love, Emma. I love Emma a lot. Emma is amazing.
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
2. Hollow City
3. Library of Souls
About The Movie:
Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Distributed By: 20th Century FOX
- Asa Butterfield as Jacob Portman
- Eva Green as Miss Peregrine
- Samuel L. Jackson as “Mr. Barron”
- Chris O’Dowd as Franklin Portman
- Allison Janney as Dr. Golan
- Terence Stamp as Abraham Portman
- Callum Wilson as Young Abraham Portman
- Judi Dench as Miss Avocet
- Kim Dickens
- Rupert Everett
- Ella Purnell as Emma Bloom
- Pixie Davies as Bronwyn Buntley
- Cameron King as Millard Nullings
- Georgia Pemberton as Fiona Frauenfeld
- Finlay MacMillan as Enoch O’Connor
- Milo Parker as Hugh Apiston
- Lauren McCrostie as Olive Abroholos Elephanta
- Raffiella Chapman as Claire Densmore
- Hayden Keeler-Stone as Horace Somusson
- Louis Davison as Victor Buntley
Reaction to the Trailer: I want to see this movie so much. I started the trailer and I was a little confused at first but once it got in a little farther, I loved it. I wish that they would have started the trailer off with Jacob and his grandfather, with his grandfather shooting himself. Depending on if the trailer is just the best part of the movie, which it won’t, I suspect this will be a pretty good movie. The cast seems to be pretty good and seems to get along pretty good. I am really excited about seeing the movie!
One thing that stands out the most of the trailer is the amazing lighting and actors they have for the Peculiar children. The fact that they are so young and they have to do all of these strange, or peculiar, they seem amazing. Seeing the amazing costumes they had to wear, they seem pretty amazing.
Have you read the book? What did you think about it? Do you want to see the movie? Why or why not? Let me know down in the comments below!