Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
[Editor's Note: Quirk Books has been publishing some interesting books over the last few years. Everyone who has read Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children says it's fabulous. I've heard it's great as an e-book as well. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. - Karen]
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is outrageously original, completely creepy and oh so much flipping fun. (How’s that alliteration?)
Gosh. I don’t know where to start. I can tell you that from page one I was enchanted. It starts out like many YA novels. There is a young boy who feels awkward, doesn’t have many friends, and adores his grandfather who tells him fairy tales about his own life growing up on an island, in a home for children. He was sent there as a child for protection from the Nazi invasion. His stories are fantastical; girls who levitate, invisible boys, and the Bird who smokes a pipe and watched over them all. Jacob loves them. He loves them until he outgrows them, that is. It is only after the violent death of his grandfather, when Jacob thinks he saw something… unusual… that Jacob begins to wonder just how fantastic his grandfather’s stories really were. He begins to wonder if his grandfather’s monsters really exist.
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