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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Reprint) (Paperback) by Ransom Riggs

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Horror + Ghost Stories
Publisher: Quirk Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Ransom Riggs
Featured book lists: Epic Reads
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2013
TCIN: 14545363
UPC: 9781594746031
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-2573
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



This edition of Riggs' #1 "New York Times" bestseller includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an author interview. A horrific family tragedy sets 16-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.



Book Synopsis



The #1 New York Times best-selling series.

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



Review Quotes



"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 visit Miss 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

"I read all of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children books and I loved them."--Florence of Florence + The Machine

"[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs."--USA Today Pop Candy

"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

"This peculiar parable is pure perfection."--Justine magazine

"One of the coolest, creepiest YA books."--PopSugar



About The Author



Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller, as well as its best-selling sequels Hollow City (Quirk, 2013) and Library of Souls (Quirk, 2015). He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

Unique, haunting premise

5 out of 5 stars
EyesBiggerThanMyShelves - 3 years ago
The House in the Cerulean Sea + Back to the Future + Groundhog Day + The Diary of Anne Frank Jacob Portman grew up listening to his grandfather’s stories. Some were horrific, with his family being hunted during the war. Some were fantastical, like the island of peculiar children where he went when he was saved. Peculiar, like the boy that had bees living inside of him. All had pictures to go with it. As he grows up, Jacob starts to think the photos are doctored and the stories are just stories. What will it take for him to believe? I hear people use the phrase “felt like I was coming home” a lot. That’s the best way I can describe a lot of the books I reread. There’s something so comforting about the book--from the cover to the characters, and in this book, the photos. If you go to Ransom’s IG, he did a fantabulous live last Friday, where he gave us the original ideas (it was originally going to be an illustrated poetry book, like Amphigorey). Again, I can’t praise this book enough. Not only are the characters and world extremely well-fleshed out, but Ransom has done a totally unique thing by shaping his story around old vintage photos he found. I’m extremely sad that just as I’m coming back to the series, the final book comes out next month. Buy this book for yourself or someone looking to get lost in time. If you’re twisted, get it for someone who says pictures are for kids’ books.
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Livi Hoffman - 7 years ago
Came in before estimation time and was in great condition.
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4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
libbyhill - 7 years ago
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a novel like no other. The reader experiences characters and scenarios that are nowhere close to normal. This story is the tale of Jacob Portman who learns about the peculiars from his grandfather’s dying words. He starts to see the creatures his grandfather would speak of, which causes his parents to make him see a psychiatrist. Jacob becomes inspired to learn more and, with a little help convincing his parents from Dr. Golan, he and his father take a ferry out to the island of Cairnholm. On the island, Jacob learns of the various time loops and meets all the peculiar children. He becomes close with Emma Bloom, who can start fire with her bare hands. The wights and hollowgasts are mentioned throughout the story as we learn they are the monsters the children are frightened of. They start to cause problems on the island and Jacob and Emma fight them off together. I think a lesson is learned about who you should trust when we find out that certain humans in Jacob’s life, such as Dr. Golan and his bus driver, were wights the whole time. Jacob is an extremely relatable character to any teenager who chooses to take on the endeavor of reading this novel. He is misunderstood by his parents and constantly feels out of place, feelings almost all teenagers feel the burden of at some point in their life. Because of this, he holds his place as my favorite character. At first the time loops can be confusing, but eventually they start to make sense. My favorite part of the book was toward the end of the novel, where Emma and Jacob fight of the wight together. I would most definitely recommend this novel to any young adult looking for an extremely interesting story. I am sure you will not read anything else like it. Ransom Riggs did a phenomenal job of keeping the reader’s attention, while contributing aspects to the story that were very unexpected. Overall, it was a very good read filled with the most peculiar surprises.
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Good book.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Greensburg - 8 years ago
I read it and then bought it for a 14 year old. Part suspense, part dealing with being different.
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