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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (edition 2013)

by Ransom Riggs (Author)

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After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Title:Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Authors:Ransom Riggs (Author)
Info:Quirk Books (2013), Edition: Reprint, 368 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Some good ideas, and parts of it were fun, but it kind of fell apart in the last third. Felt like it lost its inspiration. However, I think the YA audience would enjoy. ( )
  prairiemage | May 29, 2024 |
I loved the concept, the characters, and the story... but I didn't feel the ending was appropriate with the rest of the book. ( )
  Zmosslady | May 13, 2024 |
This was a very interesting book, I never knew what was going to happen next and I certainly did not predict the ending. With all the pictures I really felt like I was being told the story from a friend rather than reading it from a book. I look forward to seeing more books like this, especially from this author. ( )
  vernilla | May 6, 2024 |
I loved this novel. I think the photographs added so much to the story, and it rather reminds me of going through my grandparents' pictures and them breaking off into some story or other. I had heard other people who thought the book was creepy, but I never had that feeling (though I suspect it takes a lot to weird me out. most "scary" movies tend to be more boring or stupid in my book). The subject matter (period before The Blitz, persecution) could get to be a little intense for some readers, given that it is marketed as a young adult novel, but I thought it balanced out with the lighter moments of the book. Now I got this as a library e-book, and the pictures were about the size of the photographs of the time on my Nook Color, but I heard some people express that they had difficulty seeing them on their readers, so if you don't have a tablet or larger size reader, you might consider checking out a physical copy if you are borrowing it from the library. ( )
  sawcat | Apr 9, 2024 |
I liked this up until the ending - and not because the ending isn't really an ending as much as a setup for a sequel - or at least that's the impression I got. It was all the action just before the end - the obstacles, I mean. I know that conflict drives plot and all that, but it just got to be a little too much for my taste near the end. As soon as the kids would tackle one obstacle, another would immediately rear its ugly head - and too many times in quick succession. It was like listening to a child who has been told to go to bed come up with never-ending excuse after excuse about why he needs to be up..."Read me a story...I forgot to brush my teeth...I need a drink...I have to go to the bathroom...I need to get a night light...I need to ask you something...I'm hungry..." It started to get on my nerves. The rest of the book was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. The last bit of it irritated me, though. Enough to take off two stars. ( )
  clamagna | Apr 4, 2024 |
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Boken är knappast ett stilistiskt mästerverk. Dialogerna krystas stundom fram och vissa figurer är lika blodfattiga som de spöken som förföljer dem. Det som gör verket unikt är bilderna
The author’s ability to use the photos to play with the reader’s imagination, while still holding the tension of the plot, is extraordinary. This kind of device can feel like a self-conscious reminder of the authorial hand, but this is not the case in Miss Peregrine’s Home.
In Miss Peregrine’s, a teenager decides to investigate the stories his grandfather told him about an island off the coast of Wales. He finds more than he bargained for, of course, and there are adventures, involving a group of kids with remarkable abilities which are almost, but not quite, entirely similar to mutants from X-Men comics. For a story constructed to make use of a collection of vintage snapshots, it’s impressively cohesive, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with yet another recounting of the hero’s journey from callow youth to manhood. But the book never lives up to its own aesthetic, and the story refuses to get past surface level on the occasional odd idea or intriguing concept. Whatever its faults, Miss Peregrine’s only true sin is that, presentation aside, it isn’t really that peculiar.
added by jimcripps | editAV Club, Zack Handlen (Jun 29, 2011)
Those Creepy Pictures Explained

The idea for Miss Peregrine's Home popped into Ransom Riggs' head when he ran across some sinister-looking vintage photos, which ''suggest stories even though you don't know who the people are or exactly when they were taken.'' As he began writing, he kept searching for images, even combing swap meets and flea markets. ''I was developing the story as I was finding the photos. I'd find a particularly evocative photo and I'd say, 'I need to work this in somehow.' '' Most are reproduced in the novel ''as is,'' but a few have been digitally altered. Riggs says he ended up with more photos than he could use: ''I have a nice big fat backlog for the second book.'' — Keith Staskiewicz

added by kthomp25 | editEntertainment Weekly, Keith Staskiewicz (Jun 24, 2011)
With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. This is a novel with ''movie adaptation'' written into its powerful DNA. B+

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After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

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Look! Creepy photos
winding into a story.
Sequel sure to come.
"But those monsters are
Only a story, granddad!"
"Oh, are you so sure?"
Wildly inventive
tale based on peculiar
vintage photographs.

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