Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

Hollow CitySummary:  In 1940, Jacob and his new friends escape from Miss Peregrine’s island and travel to London where they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

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One thought on “Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

  1. Hollow City is a very captivating and interesting book. It takes place in 1940’s England and follows a group of ten kids that posses peculiar powers. The kids along with their protector, a ymbryne(a woman that can turn into a bird), belong to a society of peculiars and ymbrynes. These peculiars are hidden in safehouses concealed in peaceful time periods(time travel required to access these). However the peculiars are hounded by a sinister group of zombie-like soldiers that are trying to capture the peculiar’s powers. The children must journey through time to save their protector from her demise and prevent the extinction of the peculiar race.
    The author did a wonderful job portraying the setting. It was shown to you bit by bit, not all at once. This achieved a very elegant effect. Also, the way that the characters reacted to the setting also told you more about their personality. However, the plot was not so successful. This book was part of a series, and it was noticeable. The conflict for this book was not solved, and neither was the conflict that spanned this book and the previous one.That being said, this was a fun read. I enjoyed all of the peculiar characters. They were so unique and funny! But I would have enjoyed them more if I had more background on them. I think that this book is not a stand alone, and therefore not right for Newbery. However, I would definitely suggest reading this series.

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