Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Reclaim Horror: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for more weeks than there are in a year. This highly successful novel screams horror to all but the following entities: Amazon calls it Fantasy & Supernatural. The top shelves on Goodreads are Young Adult, Paranormal, and Mystery. The Peculiar Children Wiki categorizes it as fantasy. Let's look at the synopsis (obvious horror blurbage in bold): A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be[...]


Dark Heroes: What Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Teaches Us About Good and Evil

When Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children came out, most of the reviews focused on the clever and interesting use of the vintage photographs. Multiple imitation books have emerged since, with varying success, and a visit to Amazon’s “recommended for you” page gives me several titles based on my love of the developing Peregrine series. However, as much as I like the vintage photos, they are not what propels my continuing interest in Ransom Riggs’ stories. When I was thirteen, I discovered Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising series, and fell in lov[...]