I finished reading this book a while ago and just never uploaded my review of it.
” Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown.”
I believe that this book lacks a sturdy or real idea. There is no concrete theme to it. Just the reader following Kate’s days in a tree, very diary-like.
Few thrilling parts, mostly just Kate coming to terms with the events in her life and her forgiving herself or others. It took removing her self from the daily grind to accept the change.
A very cute story regarding life, love and the views we have. The book outlines the importance of communication.
The end to me seemed really rushed, two pages (front and back) of the “Happy Ever After”. It almost seemed as if Lynne Hinton, had to tie all the loose ends up quickly which may in the “rushed” feeling you get as a reader.
Would I recommend this book, yes. However, the person I recommend it to would have to be in the same or generally the same shoes that Kate herself was in. Someone who might need a change of view on life or during a journey within their life.
I, personally, feel like the bird information that was added to the story was a little much at times. I understand that it was part of Kate’s character, although there were parts (in my own opinion) that the information took away from the story itself.
“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”- Goodreads
This is the debut novel for author Ranson Riggs. I truly believe he hit the ball out of the park on this one!! He gathered/collected a bunch of old pictures and then built the book around the pictures. Having the pictures added to the book, it really brings the book to life. You are able to have the visuals, yet they don’t take away from mental images you as the reader can create.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It has such a semi-dark, slightly twisted tone to it that a lot of people might not like. It’s not as dark or twisted as Harry Potter (only my PERSONAL opinion) or as some thrillers.
I am currently reading the second book in the series: Hollow City. Loving every minute of this book so far as well. Only a hundred and some pages into it so far. Stay tuned for a review on that one as well!