Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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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.

SOURCE:  borrowed from library

 

 

 

 

Overall Thoughts:  WOW.  I don’t know what I originally thought. . .maybe that this book would be just some gothic horror story based on the cover/title?  That couldn’t be further from the truth!  It was a truly enjoyable time travelling thriller with supernatural elements that made this one a completely unique reading experience and the pictures adding so much more to the story!  To think someone built an entire book around a few pictures is impressive.  I wish I had half that imagination.

 

4/5

kiki

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2 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  1. Candice May 29, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply

    I was SO nervous getting read to read this review! I loved this book wholeheartedly and am always nervous when someone else reads it. What if they don’t love it like I did? What if they hate it?! Glad that you enjoyed it! We can remain friends. 🙂

    • Kristina May 30, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

      HAHA. I did! I didn’t even know there was a movie in the works?!

      On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Gone Pecan wrote:

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