Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Directed by: Tim Burton
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Screenplay by: Jane Goldman
Based on: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Casts: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson

I saw this book of  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children several times in the bookshop but I didn't know there's always something that stopped me to buy it. Perhaps since the book is full of photographs so I though it's just a children story book until finally I watch the movie with the girls last week and I got to admit that the story is totally AWESOME.

This was a debut novel by American author, Ransom Riggs. I am not a fan of fantasy story but I just found out that Riggs' imagination is enjoyable. When I checked his website I found out that Riggs is into photographs, travelling to places that are tricky to find on maps and exploring places therefore his story is rich with lots of magical things.

Luckily, the book was adapted into a movie by an excellent director, Tim Burton, no wonder that my girls and I stared at the screen religiously  for more than two hours wondering what will happen in the next scene?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a story about a boy who follows clues from his grandfather's old photographs which lead him on an adventure that takes him to a large abandoned orphanage on a Welsh Island. Miss Peregrine's home is not just an ordinary orphanage, it's a magical place full of residents with their special powers, such as: Miss Peregrine who might turn into a bird, there's a girl who has the ability to float or a very strong girl and even a girl who can control fire, and many more.

The book has been a New York Times Best Seller and praised for its creative use of vintage photographs as well as good characterisation and settings. It is also already translated into Bahasa Indonesia by Gramedia.

And the movie is highly recommended as well. You'll love it.

Find more on the movie HERE 
While for more info about the author, check HERE