Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

Overview: 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.

Dale Israel (06/25/16): I saw the movie preview for this book and it piqued my interest and decided to read it before the movie is released in the fall. Miss Perigrine's Home for Peculiar Children is not for those who prefer mainstream books but if you enjoy "unusual" books, this is the one for you. I won't summarize the book since Debbie already includes a synopsis but I will say that this was a wonderful journey. The plot is unique and the cast of characters are all so interesting, each in their own way....I couldn't put this book down! I agree with Amazon reviewers and suggest purchasing a hard copy verses downloading the book on Kindle. Part of the charm of this book is the photos/graphics which simply don't translate onto the kindle. And the best part? This was the first book in a trilogy which makes me so happy as I wasn't ready to say good bye to the invisible boy, the levitating girl, or the character who has a mouth on the back of her head. Sounds weird, I know, but it works. While I rated this book a 4, I would really give it a 4.5. Now, on to book 2!
Rating: ****+

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