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 curious photographs.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 ...


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TitleMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
ISBN9781594744761
Author
Release DateJun 7th, 2011
PublisherQuirk
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages352 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery
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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 ...
  • 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
  • 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, ...
  • 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 Grinch)
    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.
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-12-27
    هل تستهويك تلك الصور الغريبة..الرهيبة..الأبيض والأسود ذات الطابع المقبض؟بالأخص التي بها أطفال؟؟ تلك التي صورت وقت كان الأمر مكلفا بحق مما يجعلك تفكر، لماذا؟هل اعجبتك فكرة روايات المدارس التي تضم أولئك الذين ولدوا بقدرات خارقة..او سحرية؟حسنا،أنس ك...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2016-04-03
    Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children is no horror story.This is precisely why I decided to give this book a go. Horror is my never-go-near genre. It represents for me what Lord Voldemort represents for the students of Hogwarts: infinite nightmares. So when I read that this bestseller steers clear of the nightmarish stuff, I couldn’t have been happier.No creepy, eerie, ominous atmosphere. When you do sense a bit of that, 1- it never l...
  • Annalisa
    2011-09-22
    2.5 starsHave you ever played that game where one person starts a story and stops mid-sentence and the next person in the circle has to pick up the story? That's how reading this book felt, only instead of jumping from disjointed person to person, it jumps from disjointed photograph to photograph.Too bad because it started off fantastic. I loved the writing, the humorous way Riggs has with descriptions, and the old-fashion carny photos were a nic...
  • Alejandro
    2014-09-23
    A peculiar reading indeed! This is the first book in the trilogy of the same name than the title of this very book. THE PECULIAR X-MENISH We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high. This was a book hard to rate, since it provoked some contradictory feelings.I enjoyed a lot the concept of creating a new “world to be discovered” in an era where it’s supposed that everywhere was already explored, along wit...
  • Sarah
    2011-06-13
    Every so often a book comes along that is pure magic, and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is one such book. Part fantasy, part adventure, part eccentric photo collection, this is a story that will enthrall and enchant teens and adults.Jacob is the sixteen year old narrator, and he is intelligent, funny, realistic and perceptive. He is very close to his secretive grandfather, who used to tell him fantastic tales of his youth, and the...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    2013-03-03
    Seeing this book when I entered the bookstore one time, the peculiar cover truly piqued my curiosity. I didn't buy it that instant though or the time after that and the time after that. Although it was on my "to-read list", I wasn't a big fan of supernatural stories (this is what I assumed the story to be about) and so reading this wasn't one of my top priorities. I knew I had to read it some point in time to finally cross it off the list and whe...
  • Jo
    2011-06-02
    WARNING: This review may contain excessive (and possibly incorrect) use of the Welsh language. Diolch. Initial Final Page Thoughts.Woaaah. Also, the sequel is going to be bendigedig!High Points.TERRIFYING. Originality. Kick-ass taids! Creepy but adorable children. Fairy tales… or are they? WW11. Cymru. Culture and heritage. Time-travel. Crumbling old houses. League of Gentlemen-esque locals. Ghosts, spooks and fire-throwers, OH MY. And, my favo...
  • Darth J
    2015-10-27
    So I bought the trilogy in hardcover at B&N, hoping to dive into this series head first. It came with a bunch of cards:So I'm a little disappointed that the cover of the book doesn't match up with the tone for much of it. It was written too modern and I felt like it was a mismatch to have such classic photography throughout. I kept looking back to the cover while reading like:Second most of the characters are just plain boring. Jacob has the gift...
  • Madeline
    2016-07-08
    It was...fine?I liked the inclusion of old, weird photographs throughout the book, especially the way they were placed - you would read an offhand description of something odd, turn the page, and there was the photo showing exactly that. I liked that part, and the photos were always a pleasant surprise, even though I spent way too much time trying to figure out how they had been faked. But there were just too many stumbling blocks for me to reall...
  • Reading Corner
    2016-03-17
    I still have mixed feelings about this book and I can't really make my mind up on the rating so I've decided on 3 stars.The book was sort of all over the place and gives a false image.I naively presumed that the novel would be creepy from it's cover and title but it definitely wasn't.Although,the pictures themselves appear creepy and sinister, the story is not.For me,the pictures were the best part as they're gripping and alluring but the story i...
  • J.L. Sutton
    2016-03-19
    Mystery begets mystery as the world of Miss Peregrine and her orphanage for peculiar children takes shadowy shape. I was immediately intrigued by how the story unfolds (through vintage photographs). The atmosphere works nicely with our protagonist's search for answers on a remote island off the coast of Wales where most of the action takes place. After a beginning (which quickly drew me in), it took some time for me to get caught up in the story ...
  • Will Byrnes
    2014-09-26
    My grandfather had described it a hundred times, but in his stories the house was always a bright, happy place—big and rambling, yes, but full of light and laughter. What stood before me now was no refuge from monsters, but a monster itself, staring down from its perch on the hill with vacant hunger. Trees burst forth from broken windows and skins of scabrous vine gnawed at the walls like antibodies attacking a virus—as if nature itself had w...
  • Chris Horsefield
    2016-11-05
    Young Jacob Portman was close to his grandfather, loving the stories his grandfather told of his childhood in Wales - the magically beautiful house, the other children ... and that they were all "peculiar." One could levitate; one was invisible, others had other talents. Jacob believed these stories until he was bullied about them at school when he was about 7, then announced he no longer believed in them and his grandfather never brought it up a...
  • Juliana Zapata
    2016-10-05
    Esperaba mucho mas, entretenido, pero para nada maravilloso
  • madametschenni
    2016-08-08
    Wow, schon ab den ersten Seiten hat mich dieses Buch gefesselt! Ich liebe den Schreibstil, die Charaktere, die Idee - Es war einfach grandios!!!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2016-03-20
    I think this is going to work well as a movie! The trailer looks like they made the kids a bit younger, which should really help. The story starts out with the Jacob's grandfather being killed by monsters, so he follows some cryptic advice to a Welsh island and finds an old house with "peculiar" children (basically kids with freaky abilities) who live in a time loop. It's always September 3, 1940. Jacob learns that his grandfather's ability was b...
  • Stefan Yates
    2012-02-14
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an entertaining, different and very well-put-together novel and an all-around great introduction to a new author. The story is a sort-of Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy all rolled into one and is told to great effect using mostly authentic old photographs to supplement the story by providing amazing visuals of the "peculiar" people and events of the story. It makes me wonder if the author created his ...
  • Mai
    2016-12-01
    It's clear as a bell that this book is completely built around the collection of the authentic and vintage photographs -which is one of the many reasons why this book didn't meet my expectations- it was as if the author's found the photographs first and decided to weave some events based on whatever is happening in every photograph, it was obvious that the blot wasn't twisted correctly or even organized, there were some times when I thought that ...
  • Megan
    2011-05-27
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a beautiful work of art and the first novel by Ransom Riggs. Sadly, I didn’t love it nearly as much as I wanted to, and am still feeling conflicted by it. What this book has going for it is that it is strikingly beautiful. The cover features a super creepy old black and white photo of a levitating little girl, the title printed in a lovely font, and doodles which are reminiscent of tombstone art ...