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. 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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At first when I found this book at a bookstore, I thought it would be a ghost story though the summary told otherwise. Halfway reading, I still thought it was probably a ghost story after all. There's ... Read full review

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I didn't go in with high expectations for this book but I was very pleasantly surprised. I was recommended this book but initially didn't think too much about it until I heard that it was turning into ... 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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