Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (book review)

Posted: 09/26/2012 by judgeduke1912 in Books
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a book is worth checking out just to look at the creepy photos.  But it’s also definitely worth reading. 

Jacob is really close with his grandfather who dies mysteriously right at the beginning of the book.  His grandfather always told him these weird stories about kids with strange abilities and claimed they were real.  He even showed Jacob old photos of these kids.  Now, after his death, Jacob thinks he’s being hunted by a monster that he’s pretty sure he saw kill his grandfather.  But nobody will believe him.

Because of a mysterious letter, Jacob visits a remote island off the coast of Wales where his grandfather grew up.  It’s a strange  kind of island and the residents all stay away from this one side of the island which happens to be the location of his grandfather’s old boarding school: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. 

Drawn there despite the warnings from the locals, Jacob begins exploring the old, run-down building and discovers that the children that supposedly lived there all of those years ago with his grandfather somehow still do live there. 

And they do have strange abilities. 

And some of them are dangerous.

Place a hold on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children from the Calvert Library catalog.

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