Excerpt from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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This is one book that’s been on my reading list for some time. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, has been made into a movie by Tim Burton, but I had my eye on it even before then. It is first in a series of three.

A complex set-up with some fascinating, unique characters and devilish villains. Definitely an enjoyable read. I expect to read the others in the series.

Grandpa Portman picked me up from school that afternoon, as he often did when both my parents were working. I climbed into the passenger seat of his old Pontiac and declared that I didn’t believe in his fairy stories anymore.
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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.

 

Comments

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This book has been on and off my TBR mountain many times. I think right now it is off. I do hope to read it one day though. This week I am featuring Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham. Happy reading!

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