Saturday, September 13, 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs

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I'm not sure how I feel about this one.  I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars on goodreads.com.  It's aimed for young adult.  I would definitely say middle school and up. It is the author's debut book and the inclusion of olf vintage photographs to help tell the story was different.  I liked it ok, but it wasn't one that I just couldn't wait to get back to reading.

Summary from goodreads.com:
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.

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

I read this and couldn't decide if I liked it or not. I haven't read the second one, so I guess that says something... interesting, but not mind-blowing.