Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

This short, fast-paced novel takes you into the world of "peculiar" children (a girl who can summon fire with her hands; another who floats like her blood courses with helium; a boy whose stomach is full of bees), lost to time and facing a group of "hollows" who want to upend their world. Ransom Riggs's book is inventive,  and I particularly admire the way she's used found photographs (see below) to inspire the narrative. Charming, quirky---just a lovely little piece.

peculiar children.jpeg