This has been an exciting first week for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, it seems like everyone is talking about it! From Entertainment Weekly to School Library Journal to People Magazine. The Associated Press piece ended up on Yahoo, The Huffington Post, MSN, ABC News and YA and book bloggers galore are spreading the word!
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Here is some of the buzz…
“…It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. Ages 12–up.” Publishers Weekly
“…And Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography — the children of the orphanage were inspired by actual vintage photographs that are sprinkled throughout the book — to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. And while it has a decidedly young adult feel to it, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will assuredly please readers of all ages, particularly those who enjoy a healthy dose of gothic in their fiction…” Associated Press
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography and offers an unforgettable story- you literally will have no idea what to expect from page to page. Jacob’s grandfather has spent his whole life trying to tell the true details of his childhood to a more than skeptical family. But after his violent death, that sixteen-year-old Jacob witnesses, a letter surfaces with a key to his grandfather’s past- and for the first time in his life Jacob is sure about one thing, he must find out the truth about his grandfather.
He embarks on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children where it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather— were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Unlike anything I have ever read!