Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

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...


Details Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

TitleMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
ISBN9781594744761
Author
Release DateJun 7th, 2011
PublisherQuirk
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal
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Reviews Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

  • Crystal Starr Light
    2011-09-29
    Hi! I'm tired of defending myself for what I wrote on this stupid book. So I thought I would do a favor to all you super-fans out there that want to read a negative review of their favorite book (WHY??!?), and just hide it with spoiler tags. So now, if Goodreads hasn't goofed, you can just see this review and move on. Focus on reading books that you like instead of hunting down negative reviews for your favorite book. Or writing a review why you ...
  • Tatiana
    2011-08-03
    Let me tell you a secret, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is actually:(I don't think what follows is a spoiler, but am marking it as such anyway as some people think it is.)(view spoiler)[for elementary school kids.Yes, the book tries to pretend it is something else, embellishing itself with creepy and weird vintage photographsbut the reality is, it is nothing more than a regurgitated version of X-Men. (hide spoiler)]Rarely do I come ...
  • Rick Riordan
    2013-11-06
    This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. The premise: Jacob grew up on his grandfather’s stories about his own childhood during World War II. Supposedly his grandfather escaped the Holocaust by taking refuge on a Welsh island, at an orphanage that catered to children with strange powers. The grandfather even has photos to prove it. As Jacob grows up, ...
  • Zoë
    2015-05-03
    Edit on January 9th, 2016: I haven't thought about this book since I read it in July and I really have no interest anymore in reading the rest of the series. ----------It definitely was a slow moving book, but the plot really held my attention and I loved the use of the pictures. Sometimes I felt like he tried a little too hard to make the pictures perfectly fit into the story which made it a little awkward to read, but they still made the readin...
  • Christine Riccio
    2014-01-06
    Really enjoyed this!! Here's my booktalk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9IEq... Can't wait to read Hollow City =D
  • Emily May
    2013-12-18
    When I was a child, one of my favourite things to do was to look through pictures in books - children's picture books, colouring books, etc. - and tell stories in my mind with them. For example, a picture of two children holding hands would start this story of friendship, which would then grow with every picture, introducing grander stories and dragons, unicorns, whatever the pictures gave me.Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reminds ...
  • Wigs
    2011-12-02
    I can't even.The poor execution of a good idea is just so upsetting to me.The main problem with this book is that the entire time I was reading I felt like a high school English teacher grading a student's paper, when in fact I am not a teacher or anyone who majored in English or writing. If I am simply a normal reader thinking this, then who the hell was working as the editor?? Did they not bring up these issues? Clearly the several people the a...
  • Khanh (the meanie)
    2013-02-22
    This is just one of those books whose hype I don't really "get." I read this years ago when it was newly released, and was thoroughly unimpressed. Upon my second reading of this book, my opinion remains unchanged.A few creepy pictures and some weird people do not a horror tale make, and honestly, that's all the story is. It's a book about stories, and too much attention is focused on the telling of those stories instead of developing the actual p...
  • Giselle
    2011-06-04
    This book started with a bang. It was very creepy, exciting and really intriguing, but it all went downhill from there. Once the mystery around the house was explained - which was fairly early and without any nuance - it became a very boring and almost childish story, which I didn't expect at all. One thing I can say I enjoyed was the photographs- they're scattered throughout the book, all black and white and remarkably creepy. They add a nice ee...
  • Felicia
    2011-08-07
    This is kinda like uh...a hipster Harry Potter. Not a bad thing! I liked it a lot. There are tons of cool vintage photographs that lend the air of a turn of the century freak show. I loved the world and the vibe though.