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MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

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Riggs spins a gothic tale of strangely gifted children and the monsters that pursue them from a set of eerie, old trick photographs.The brutal murder of his grandfather and a glimpse of a man with a mouth full of tentacles prompts months of nightmares and psychotherapy for 15-year-old Jacob, followed by a visit to a remote Welsh island where, his grandfather had always claimed, there lived ... Read full review

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Loved this book from the first picture. Great technique using them to crate characters. YA has a great new addition, waiting for the next!

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My 16 year old and I just read this one. We both loved it. He's half finished with Hollow CIty and I can't wait to start it. If I had to choose one word to describe it, it would be "intriguing." It's going to be a great movie, but read the book first!

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When I read this book it was amaizing at the details and I could emagine everything in my mind as if I were watching a movie. I couldn't keep my eyes off of it. I loved all the curiosity of what the boy was going to do next and what would happen in the home and all about the peculiar children. It kept me guessing every munite. My favorite part of the story was the middle when the boy meets the children and the girl he meet ends up someone very important to the story. It was a great book. It's great for kids and adults that are interested in things that kind of make you wonder. 

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I love reading and I can say this book became my favorite book! If you like mystery,action and subtle romance...this is the book for you! It always had me on the edge of my seat and I'm anxiously waiting for the third book I can't wait. How do they make "the fault in our stars" into a movie and not this one?! It would make an amazing movie no doubt about it. Kudos to Ransom Riggs. Book of the century. Loved it!  

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it was good

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This fantastic book is very interesting,suspensful,and an excellent book for 13 year olds and up.

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best book evetr in graphic novel 2

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Ms. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children was a rather intriguing novel with a plot twist at the end that truly disconcerted me. However, this is also the primary issue I have with this book: it wasn’t until the concluding pages that I was truly engrossed by the content; anything before that was series of unassuming events that was a struggle to remain alive for. It was a substantial disappointment that I must fault myself for as I allowed the disingenuous cover to deceive me. The ominous design and name of it induced me to believe the inside would provide the same experience but I was sorely wrong. The poor storyline can be attributed to the poor writing style implemented for this novel: an exceedingly juvenile tone throughout with a smattering of gross descriptions and foul language. Don’t even get me started on the contemporary cliché popularized by the evil entity that is Twilight. I cannot remember the last time I read a current novel that didn’t integrate an intimate relationship between an adolescent boy and girl. Anyway, I was truly apprehensive of the concept but severely let down by the execution, which I must not be too harsh on as it was Ransom Riggs’s first book and he has obviously been afflicted by the highly contagious, highly dangerous, Twighbug. I honestly wanted to enjoy this book after the raving reviews it received from a number of my peers, but unfortunately I lost interest the moment Dirty-D began rapping about miscellaneous items; yeah, that’s right, it has rap. That in addition to an ambiguity that was exceptionally substantial and detrimental to the comprehension of the universe this story is set in. The only books I have read that had an appropriate proportion of intensity and juvenile humor is the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games series; I have yet to find another book with the same qualities. In conclusion, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children was worth the read if you enjoy mediocre storyline and weak attempts at comedy, uniqueness, and writing. The only auspicious qualities I can ration from this children’s bedtime story is the intriguing plot twist—which upon retrospection I should have anticipated— and the interesting concept. I am optimistic in that I hope Riggs realizes his mistakes before he begins writing his upcoming novels and makes amendments accordingly. Considering all that was said, I recommend this book to everyone solely for reason that Hollywood is going to jump on this book like cat on catnip and it’s better to read the book first than watch the movie, regardless the magnitude of suck the book is.  

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This novel was compelling, enthralling, amazing, beautifully written, unsettling, humorous and so much more. I could barely put the book down. I was flipping pages during all of my classes, my teachers even taking my book away from me in class, saying I had to get work done.
I, without a doubt, recommend this book for anybody interested in anything beyond humanity and our ordinary lives. I myself spend many hours out of my days thinking of aliens, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, ect.. But, this was most likely the interesting the novel about the abnormal I have ever read. It was something I never thought of, peculiar children. It is amusing, thrilling and above all, fantastic.
I cannot wait for the next installment.
 

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