In this weeks podcast Gaby and Adam give their final thoughts on Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children. This time however, Gaby is the one who did not complete the reading, but she was close enough to the end to know the important parts.
They both agreed that this book very pretty dark and complex. YA books have a stereotype of being shallow and uninspired, if that is the case then this book should no be in this category. Ransom Riggs covers deep issues concerning mental illness, death, and abandonment. The book doesn’t end with a ‘happily ever after stamp’ instead it opens up a whole new set of challenges for the characters to face.
If you haven’t read the book yet, pick it up before you listen to the podcast. Gaby and Adam talk a lot of spoilers about both the movie and the book. Next week they will introduce their next book for the Bookstr Reads podcast: The Glorious Heresies.