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Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Friday, January 3, 2014
Why I Chose This Book:
As an avid John Green fan, I decided to trust his support of this novel. The book also looked like an appealing read. A quick glance inside the cover and a thumb through the pages provide a eerie tone for the novel, even before you begin reading the first page. Black and white pictures of children in what seems to be circus-like acts are scattered throughout the book. The entire novel feels like a giant scrapbook and invitation to an adventure with a group of “peculiar” children. 


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publish Date: June 7, 2011
Format: Audiobook 
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Horror
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

Synopsis:
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. (Goodreads)

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