Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

What an unexpected adventure!

Written by Ransom Riggs

I’m not sure how to even summarize this novel other than to say what an unexpected adventure! This book begins with Jacob and the brutal death of his aging grandfather. Jacob finds that the stories his grandfather told him all those years ago weren’t just his imagination. From there the adventure begins!

Very unique and imaginative, this book took me on an adventure I didn’t anticipate. The photographs in the book were excellent and added to the experience and enhanced the mystery of the book. What a great first book!

Review by Laurae Thomas, Cyprus High School
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: High School

Ransom Riggs – Website

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Written by Ransom Riggs
Quirk Books
352 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2011
ISBN: 9781594744761 (hardcover)

Publisher’s Description

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.

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2 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

  1. After reading your review I put this in on my to-read list and I just finished it. This was the review I posted on Goodreads.com Thanks for your great suggestion.

    The look and feel of this book were sleek, really making it appealing. The jacket, the bright white smooth pages, the amazing real vintage photographs- all excellent. Make sure you read the actual book, not the ebook. All those photos are engrossing and important as well.

    Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this ghostly, time travel, carnivalesque, story. I am not a big fan of the freaky, horror, weird, genre. This was well written and a real page turner.

    Leaves room for a sequel. And some great speculation.

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