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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 and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate 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.

Hardcover, 540 pages
Published on August 1, 2012 by Thorndike Press
ISBN-10: 1410450236
ISBN-13: 9781410450234
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  • slyterclaw53
    slyterclaw53Friday, February 21, 2020 at 6:47 am55 stars
    This book makes me fall in love with every character! So good! #millardnullings
    • glitterclaws
      glitterclawsSaturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:46 pm55 stars
      I loved this book! i will admit it did get a little scary at certain points.
      • watercolrwonder
        watercolrwonderTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4:42 am33 stars
        This book was pretty good. It was kind of a mix between action and horror, and it was a very cool concept. I enjoyed reading it, though it did get a bit tedious to read at times.
        • dragonlove9
          dragonlove9Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:46 pm55 stars
          This book is amazing! I would not recommend this for younger children because it swears and is creepy, but older ones can read it! It is the first book of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. It is Amazing! The photography of the one-page pictures is exactly what the book describes! This book has a movie as well, which I watched. Its a little creepy, though. Either way, I highly recommend this book!
          • AtlantaSaturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:54 pm
            SPOILER ALERT I was first scared when I read the first part of the book;I had to kind of admit that the monsters were scary.But I loved the part when Jacob the main character finds a loop at Cairnholm which a Ymbryne Miss Peregrine guards.Jacob finds outs how his grandfather lived.He even finds out that he has a perculiar talent of seeing a monster a hollow gast.
            • callie_b
              callie_bWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:22 am55 starsFeatured
              This book is the perfect pick for anyone who likes slightly-spooky mysteries with amazing endings. I completely and totally loved this book. After receiving it from a Dogo freebie last year, I've read it at least 5 times because it was so amazing. Jacob follows his grandfather's mysterious last words to go to a loop, with a bird, September 3rd, 1940. He soon finds himself on the small island of Cairnholm, in which he tracks down the big children's home his grandfather had sought refuge in during World War II. Jacob finds the place wrecked and crumbling, until he finds a trunk filled to the brim with the fantastically eery photographs his grandfather had shown him of his children's home friends, who all had a peculiar ability. Jacob had always thought they were fairy tales... until he stumbles through a cairn bog and finds himself in September 3rd, 1940. All the kids from the photographs are there. And they all have peculiar abilities, like levitation, super strength, futuristic dreams... Is Jacob one of them? Jacob goes through a spectacular journey to figure out what happened to his grandfather, who these children are and why they are still alive, and ultimately, how to find himself. In this amazing book, you will meet unforgettable characters and stories that will make you race to find the sequel. This is one of my favorite books, and I'm sure you will enjoy it too. Because of the occasional spookiness and language, I recommend this book for ages 12 and up.
              • goals
                goalsMonday, August 27, 2018 at 11:24 am44 stars
                I loved the Miss Peregrinne's movie, so when I saw this as a book for summer reading I knew I had to read it! While I liked the movie better overall, the book is great too! The book has a creepier and darker element to it. I couldn't put it down!!
                • nasuada
                  nasuadaSunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:30 am55 starsFeatured
                  I didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did. This isn't really my genre. After the mysterious death of his grandfather, Jacob travels to a remote island in Wales to convince himself that he imagined what he saw that night. Instead of just a decrepit old house, he discovers a colony of "peculiars", a subspecies of humans. In addition to the amazing plot, I think this book was exceptionally well-written.
                  • kathead
                    katheadSunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm55 stars
                    This is a book unlike any other that I've read. The author uses old photographs that he just found an incorporates them into the book and gets a lot of his characters from these mysterious photo's. I think the storyline is amazing as well and everyone should have the chance to read it.
                    • catsarecool
                      catsarecoolWednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:26 pm
                      I like the book way better then the movie it is more interesting. I still love the movie though. But please read the book first if you guys read it.