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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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.

Click here to see Tales of the Peculiar by the same author.

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Synopsis

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Since its publication in June 2011, this offbeat blend of supernatural fantasy and vintage photography has dominated the YA best-seller lists - and with a Tim Burton adaptation arriving in 2016, Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children shows no signs of slowing down.

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 a long-abandoned house - yet still familar house. 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 desolate island for a good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.

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Yes, J.K. Rowling has said Harry Potter is done, but take heart. There are other books that might solve your need for more magic Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a magical option for saddened Potter fans. CNN Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a great example of a book filled with strange, unexplained events and uncertain endings. Batavia Daily News

A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

The novel is full of adventure and suspense, supernatural surprises, and a bit of magic, but it is all wrapped up in a gripping story of a modern teen, trying to come to terms with his family history and his own place in the world. I loved every minute Before It s News A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love. Romper one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar

a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com

a thrill ride. Marshall Independent

[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children. CNN 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

McClatchy Wire Service It s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. Publishers Weekly

His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist

About the Author

Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller with more than 2 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequel, Hollow City (Quirk, 2013). Translation rights have been sold to more than 25 territories worldwide. He lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife.

Author photo © Tahereh Mafi

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd June 2016

Author

Ransom Riggs

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Quirk Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9781594749025

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