Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Quirk Books, May 1, 2012 - Exceptional children - 352 pages
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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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Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1)

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Well, that took forever... I've been reading this, off and on, for six months. Just could not get hooked into it, mostly because of the pacing. And the pacing problems are actually because of the main ... Read full review

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

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I've read many reviews about this book on Goodreads and many of them are 3 stars or below. My opinion on this book is totally the opposite and I think it deserves a solid 5 stars. I loved it! Like ... 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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