March 13, 2014

Kinda a Review for Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Going to be honest - I haven't read the book BUT I think this counts as a review as to it's merits with the intended audience.  I've said over and over that as a 43 year old woman I'm not the intended audience for much of what I review (especially MG), so whenever I can give you feedback from those who the book was published for I feel that's a real testiment to that book!

Now about Hollow City.  It started with the first book, Miss Peregrine's Home... I have NEVER seen such an interest in a book.  Kids fell in love with the pictures and it yanked them right into reading the book.  But I never knew how many of them truly ended up liking the book.

Well flash-forward a bit and Hollow City the sequel comes out.  I get a text from my daughter.  It's a picture of the book and she's all YOU MUST BUY THIS FOR ME! You see I usually buy her books because we all know they end up in my classroom library anyways.  I happen to be at a bookstore at the time with it in my hands.  Funny how that works.  So I bought it and gave it to her.  I haven't seen it since.  It has been passed around at the high school from kid to kid.  They all want to read it.  I think that's a testiment to this book and the first one.  Evidently they all liked the first one enough to clamor for the second.  And the fact that kid after kid is reading the second tells me they like it.  Trust me - if word gets out that one kid doesn't like it, interest in it will dwindle.  That hasn't happened.  I have no idea when I'll get it back for the students at my school asking about it.  When I question my daughter she tells me there are more kids in line to read it with her!

So for the intended audience this series is a hit.  That's the audience that matters!

About the book:

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London the peculiar capital of the world. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reacting experience.

1 comment:

  1. I have the first book and it never gets all the way to the top of my TBR pile. I can see that I need to move it up. Then I'll have to get the second one. Thanks for telling me about this.