Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

By Ransom Riggs

108 ratings 177 reviews 143 followers
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Grades 9 - 12Grades 10 - 9Z5.784898

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.

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN-13: 9781594749025
ISBN-10: 1594749027
Published on 8/2/2016
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 392

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This book makes me fall in love with every character! So good! #millardnullings

I loved this book! i will admit it did get a little scary at certain points.

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.

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!

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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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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