Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs “We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.”Jacob has been told fantastical stories his entire life by his grandfather about the orphanage he grew up in and the other children that where in the orphanage with him. Jacob believed them all when he was young; there were pictures of the children to back up his Grandfathers stories. But as he grew up the stories faded away into being more myth and fantasy than fact. Jacob’s parents convinced him that his grandfather was not the man Jacob thought he was and the stories were just that…stories. That is until his Grandfather dies and says some cryptic last words to his favorite grandson. Jacob is determined to see the orphanage in England for himself and find out if his Grandfathers past is fact or fiction.“...so 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. I'd been born in the wrong century, and I felt cheated.”I will say this is a very peculiar story indeed. The cover looks so creepy but this is not really a scary book at all. As the mysteries unfold the story of the past is brought to light and Jacob must decide where and when he belongs. The pictures throughout are fantastic and add so much to the story, this is a really original concept. The love interest is cute and different in so many ways, the idea behind the orphanage the children in it and the monsters that hunt them was a great concept. There were new discoveries around every corner.If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary than this is a great break from the norm. But make sure you get it in a format that you can see the pictures for the book as they add so much to the story. “Because we weren’t like other people. We were peculiar.”“Peculiar how?”“Oh, all sorts of ways,” he said. “There was a girl who could fly, a boy who had bees living inside him, a brother and sister who could lift boulders over their heads.”