Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by: ransom riggs

Ransom Riggs biography: He was born February 3, 1979 in Maryland. He writes to tell stories, and most of the time he uses both word and picture to tell his stories. He has always loved to tell stories but he also loves photography and making movies. He went to college at Kenyon in Ohio, where he studied literature and got a degree in English. then he went to film school at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Now he just directed a movie about his own book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Genre, Setting, Theme: The genre of this book is fiction. The setting was mostly on a remote island off the coast of Wales in the present day and in September 3, 1940. The Theme of the book is mostly about the death of Jacobs grandfather and him trying to figure out what his last words mean.
Plot Summary: When Jacob's Grandfather dies he's determined to figure out his last words meaning. He goes to the island where his grandfather grew up. This is where he finds children he grew up because they are in a loop. He figures out he's peculiar and saves the kids from the monsters.
Main Character: Jacob is the main character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. He's in high school. He is an antisocial person that nobody really gets, but this is because he is peculiar and doesn't really fit in with normal people because of it.
Conflict: The main conflict in the story was Jacob trying to figure out what his grandfather was talking about in his last words, and then fulfilling his wishes. It was resolved when Jacob goes to the house, finds the children, and decides to stay.

Quotes: "One day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn't become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered." (Pg. 13) This is important to the book because he later becomes an explorer because he finds a whole other world to explore. Another quote that is important is "Growing up, Grandpa Portman was the most fascinating person I knew." (Pg. 12), because it shows how much he has always admired his grandfather and how far he could be willing to go for him.

Vocabulary: Premise - a previous statement or proposition inferred or follows as a conclusion. Multiethnic - several ethnic groups. Obliged - morally bound to an action. Sabotage - deliberately destroy something. Sociopaths - a personality disorder having weird behavior.

Evaluation: I think People should read this book if the like fantasy fiction. This book has a great story followed with real pictures that the story is bast on and I think that put together it just makes a great story that everybody should read. If I had to describe this book in 3 words they would be fantastic, strange, and unforgettable.

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