Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 ...

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Tanya

Jan 13, 2021

Unique, haunting premise

The House in the Cerulean Sea + Back to the Future + Groundhog Day + The Diary of Anne Frank

Jacob Portman grew up listening to his grandfatherâ??s stories. Some were horrific, with his family being hunted by the Nazis. Some were fantastical, like the island of peculiar children where he went when he was saved. Peculiar, like the boy that had bees living inside of him. All had pictures to go with it. As he grows up, Jacob starts to think the photos are doctored and the stories are just stories. What will it take for him to believe?

I hear people use the phrase â?"felt like I was coming homeâ?? a lot. Thatâ??s the best way I can describe a lot of the books I reread. Thereâ??s something so comforting about the book--from the cover to the characters, and in this book, the photos. If you go to Ransomâ??s IG, he did a fantabulous live last Friday, where he gave us the original ideas (it was originally going to be an illustrated poetry book, like Amphigorey). Again, I canâ??t praise this book enough. Not only are the characters and world extremely well-fleshed out, but Ransom has done a totally unique thing by shaping his story around old vintage photos he found. Iâ??m extremely sad that just as Iâ??m coming back to the series, the final book comes out next month.

Buy this book for yourself or someone looking to get lost in time. If youâ??re twisted, get it for someone who says pictures are for kidsâ?? books.

Yolanda S. M

Jul 29, 2020

Good book

Enjoyed this book very much. Well written and well laid out. Condition of book is very good as well. Delivery was in good time as well.

Elizabeth c

Jun 22, 2016

Unusual book

This was a book used by my book club and while it wasn't the usual genre I read, I did enjoy it and it made for a good discussion

Nancy L

Nov 30, 2013

Quirky, fun, and for adults as well as kids

A fun fantasy with some interesting history, mystery, and quirky characters.

Mary P

Mar 22, 2012

Never Never Land meets the Holocaust

An interesting sort of Alternate Reality view of human resilience, suffering, and prejudice vis a vis the Holocaust, accentuated with photos of "different" survivors.

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