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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A novel based on a random selection of vintage photographs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children creates a fantasy world that blurs with modern day doldrums.  The reader is never quite sure what is fact and what is fiction as Jacob makes his way from one reality to the next.  Were the children in Miss Peregrine's home sequestered because they were simply unusual or because they were dangerous?  Was Jacob's grandfather delusional or a product of the horrors of WWII?  Author Ransom Riggs does a fine job of blending the details, creating a suspenseful story, and keeping the reader wondering. Rumor has it Tim Burton might direct a film based on the book and that Mr. Riggs might have a sequel.  Both great ideas!

NOTE:  I started this novel in hardcover and finished it in ebook format on an iPad.  Because of the photos being an integral part of the story, a basic e-ink ereader without the ability to show the images well might not do the story justice.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Posted by Jennifer Cornell at 01/09/2012 10:14:15 AM