Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
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. "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 The Fault in Our Stars
"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
Publisher: Quirk Books
Age Range: 14 - UP years
Grade Level: 09 - UP
Paperback: 382 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.57 x 12.95 x 2.29 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.41 Kg
This book is not my cup of tea. There. That's all the review. Not saying it's bad, just saying that it's not for me.(Appreciate the great cover and creepy photographs inside though).
OH MY GOD! I never expected this book is as good as the cover. Honestly, I bought this book because the cover is fascinating. But when I opened it, I mesmerized by peculiar vintage photographs, and the peculiar story as well. I drifted by how Jacob's feeling when he struggles become 'normal' sixteen-year-old boy whom always had nightmares. And finally he realizes that he is peculiar as the children in Miss Peregrine's loop. I can't wait for the next book because Riggs is already give sneak peek in the end-paper of the book
This book is very intense. I can't stop reading it.
I thought this will be very creepy-stephen-king-like book or at least like Darren-Shan-horror story, and it isn't. And it is amazing! I love how it is narrates in Jacob point-of-view, using easy words to read too. Lots of narration, but I love it anyway.
The ending is just so cliffhanger and I just will have to get the next book to read!! I am curious to what happen, and what will happen to Jacob's parents, as he *spoiler* Hollow City NEXT!!!
the author narates the story using some authentic vintage pictures which add the creepy effect for the book. I dont think this book is suitable to be children book, seriously. but if you are the big fan of ghost stories or misteries, this book is for you.