Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

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.

I thought this book’s cover was intriguing then I started reading and fell in love even more. The book is fast paced throughout the whole story. This is a plus for readers like me who tend to lose interest when a book loses its steam. And I really enjoyed all the interesting and somewhat disturbing photographs that were included. It makes the reader all the more attached to the story, almost as if you’re living it.   – Brittany , Teen Clerk 

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