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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children : Book 1 - Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children : Book 1

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Published: 15th July 2013
For Ages: 14+ years old
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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.

About the Author

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children--Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, got married, and made some award-winning short films. He moonlights as a blogger and travel writer, and his series of travel essays, "Strange Geographies," can be found at mentalfloss.com or via ransomriggs.com. This is his first novel.

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4.7

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  • Well written (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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4.0

A very well told story.

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

    I really found this book to have a good story line.

     
    5.0

    Great

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    All great

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    4.0

    Good Read

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        Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

        I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter, and read it myself first to judge its suitability. I thought it might be to frightening for her but it isn't. I haven't given it to her to read yet though as I think the adult nature of the relationships between the two main characters are a bit old for her just yet, maybe when she's 12.

         
        5.0

        Much better than expected!

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        from Melbourne, Australia

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

          I was hesitant to get this book from all the research and reviews on this book. I decided in the end i would give it a go. Considering Tim Burton is turning it into a movie.
          Im glad i did, it is a great book and becuase i am such a visual thinker it is fantastic with all the images scatted in the book, refering to the info just read.
          Love this book and am now waiting for the secon one to arrive.

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          5.0

          A great reading experience

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          from Melbourne

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            Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

            A very nice reading experience, where the photographs and the story get together and create a "haunting" story, make it like a real story that actually happenned, not just a fiction.

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            5.0

            Awesomely creepy

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            from Sydney

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
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            • Suspenseful
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              Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

              The cover hooked me and although it's meant for teenage readers (I was vetting it as suitable for my nephew and I'm sticking to that story) it was absolutely brilliant. The characters were engaging, if somewhat creepy, and the photos brought it to life.
              It was excellently structured and is coming out in film in 2016.
              Well worth multiple reads. One of my picks for the year.

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              5.0

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              • Page Turner
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                Comments about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

                absolutely loved this book had so much trouble putting it down

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                We will always need stories like Miss Peregrine [because they] assure bullying victims that they are not experiencing some sort of strange paranoia, and also give the non-bullied an understanding as to why someone new among them may be skittish. Den of Geek! I readall of the MISS PEREGRINE S PECULIAR CHILDREN books andI loved them. Florence ofFlorence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visitMiss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children. CNN Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. Associated Press It s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. Publishers Weekly An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of thepeculiar to his unusual tale. Library Journal His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. School Library Journal With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it s no wonder Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ Entertainment Weekly Peculiar doesn t even begin to cover it. Riggs chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. People You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself. Seventeen one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life. Geeks of Doom Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale. Florida Times-Union Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. Cleveland Plain Dealer In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenis a pleasant surprise a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful. Popmatters.com Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. Forces of Geek A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis a book that both children and adults will love. Romper a thrilling adventure full of fascinating photographs Colchester Sun a thrill ride. Marshall Independent "This peculiar parable is pure perfection." Justine magazine Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney sTime and Again, Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." McClatchy Wire Service From the Hardcover edition."

                ISBN: 9781594746031
                ISBN-10: 1594746036
                Audience: General
                For Ages: 14+ years old
                For Grades: 9+
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 368
                Published: 15th July 2013
                Publisher: Quirk Books
                Country of Publication: US
                Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.4  x 2.2
                Weight (kg): 0.39
                Edition Number: 1