Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Quirk Books, May 1, 2012 - Detective and mystery stories - 352 pages
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate 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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Interesting premise, and some fascinating photographs. - Goodreads
The pictures disturbed me. - Goodreads
Creative and imaginative plot, lame ending. - Goodreads
Great story and pacing overall. - Goodreads
Very good writing for a Teen book. - Goodreads
The book is very slow and the ending is a cliffhanger. - Goodreads

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1)

User Review  - Richie Chagas - Goodreads

I wasn't sure about reading this but I'm SO glad I did. I was hooked like a powerless fish since the first chapter, the writing is gorgeous and the plot just flows amazingly. Read full review

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1)

User Review  - Joanna Freed - Goodreads

Is this not a children's book? Meh. Cool that the images are authentic but other than that just no. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children--Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, got married, and made some award-winning short films. He moonlights as a blogger and travel writer, and his series of travel essays, "Strange Geographies," can be found at mentalfloss.com or via ransomriggs.com. This is his first novel.

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