NO SPOILERS.. I think.
This is another book I got for anti-valentines and I just have to say that his is one heavy book. Literally heavy. I wonder what material it’s made of. It’s heavier than books more than double its chapters!
Surprisingly, for a 300+ page book it’s only got 11 chapters. That’s something I haven’t encountered in a book of this genre in a while which usually go for 20 0r 30+ chapters. Then again, the number of chapters don’t matter much other than it makes it sound short. Or am I wrong?
Miss Peregrine’s is an awesome read. It’s predictable but then again I think I’ve said that far too often lately and that wouldn’t matter much either, right? What’s interesting about it is that when you skim through the book you’d see lots of photos.
An unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.
The photos can throw you off especially when you’ve skim through it without reading the summary. Yeah.. go guess who did just that.
You can make guesses on what the story is about based on the photos but they won’t really make sense. They hold more meaning once you get into the story and follow through. What’s cool is that these photos makes you feel like everything is real. They give a sense of realism to the story that gets you engrossed and attached to the characters.
All the pictures in this book are authentic, vintage found photographs, and with the exception of a few that have undergone minimal post-processing, they are unaltered.
Miss Peregrine’s is a fictional story but the author claims the photos are authentic. I guess the photos themselves aren’t altered but things can be set up before the shot is taken to make them look as such.
But does that matter? Probably only when you start confusing real from not real. So shall we play the real not real game? Just kidding. (Mocking Jay from the Hunger Games series reference for those who aren’t familiar.)
Jacob Portman, the protagonist of the story, will give you some insight on how he thinks they’ve been “photoshoped”. Photoshop probably haven’t existed when those photos were developed but you get what I mean.
I’ll repeat again, the photos hold more meaning once you get into the story so go read it! READ IT! If you don’t have a copy yet, then get one! It’s worth the read and the end will leave you wanting to get the sequel ASAP. Really.
The way it ended left me craving for the sequel and would hopefully give you the same impact it did me. With all the questions left unanswered you’d want the sequel sitting on your lap the instant you reach the last few pages of the book. Unfortunately the sequel isn’t out yet but rest assured it’s going to be released. Soon.
Rumors say sometime January 2014 but Ransom Riggs says:
It’ll be coming out in 2013 though exactly when in 2013 I’m not sure yet.
Here’s something that got me excited too. I just hope my expectation won’t be as high when it does materialize:
The Miss Peregrine movie went from being a twinkle in Fox’s eye to being a project with Tim Burton attached as director and Jane Goldman, who wrote X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and The Woman in Black, adapting the screenplay.
Tim Burton you say? Hmmm.. Yumm.
No trailer or release date yet as of writing.
Here’s me showing some love for one of the characters: Emma Bloom (contains spoilers)