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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | Ransom Riggs
ANew York Times#1 best sellerOn theNew York TimesBest Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeksIncludes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom RiggsA mysterious island.??An abandoned orphanage.??A strange collection of very curious photographs.??It all waits to be discovered inMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive. ??A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Childrenwill delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.John Green,New York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Fault in Our StarsWith itsX-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, its no wonderMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Childrenhas been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+Entertainment WeeklyPeculiar doesnt even begin to cover it. Riggs chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.PeopleYoull love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. Its a mystery, and youll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.Seventeen
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VioletMoonBooks
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Follow.my.read I didn‘t care for this either!!! 6d
Yoshi-and-a-book I like it! A lot. 🙂 5d
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Yoshi-and-a-book
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More peculiar children. Listening to Beethoven 🎶. Because who doesn‘t love him?

In dire need of catching up with my #WeeklyForecast. Let us pray.

BookwormAHN Love your nails 💕 1w
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Yoshi-and-a-book
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From prologue? If so:

I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.

From chapter 1? If so:

I spent the last afternoon of Before constructing 1/10,000-scale replica of the Empire State Building from boxes of adult diapers

@ShyBookOwl

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Yoshi-and-a-book
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When someone won‘t let you in, eventually you stop knocking. (Pg. 88)

Starting V-Day with peculiar children. Because who doesn‘t ❤️ those?

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Yoshi-and-a-book

We hadn‘t spoken since the day he nearly shoved me off the roof, but we both understood the importance of maintaining the illusion of having friends.
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Thrift store #bookhaul. I can‘t believe I got Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children for 25 cents. 😲 I also got a book titled Dreamers which is about the story of Joseph in the Bible, and that is my absolute favorite Bible story! 🙌🤗 Total cost of book haul: $2.75 🤑

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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

This book was inspired by genuine old, creepy photographs that are included with the book. They really help to give it an extra spooky, weird flare that the book maintains throughout. The children are bizarre, fun, and entertaining, the monsters disgusting and terrifying, the ideas original, and the ending is action-packed. I enjoyed it very much.

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LauraRenae
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I lost interest a bit as the book went on but the world building was too unique for this not to be a pick. Hopefully the rest of the series does it justice. #ATY2020

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Mrs_B
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this so much, but I found I just didn‘t get sucked into the story as much as I thought I would. However, the photographs were a nice touch.

ljuliel Cool cover ! I read it back when it came out and highly enjoyed the photos, but found the book so-so . Certain books, I either think I‘m too old to “ get” them, or maybe they‘re just not the sort I‘d like if I were younger. 3w
Mrs_B @ljuliel this book feels like something I should like but something just didn‘t work for me. Have you tried any others in the series? 3w
ljuliel No, just the first one .. I did read his other one with mostly photos. I liked it. Called 3w
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singsweetseraphim
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Panpan

I wanted to love this book, but I found it so dull to get through. The characters were flat and I was so confused about the original timeline and what year Jacob‘s original time took place. The book would give me something exciting and then it would be buried with something new to deal with. If a student haven‘t given it to me to read I probably would have stopped. Might give the sequel a chance, though.

rubyslippersreads Whatever you do, don‘t watch the movie. 😏 1mo
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Literary_Siren
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🚨 DEAL ALERT 🚨 you can pick up the first 4 books in this series for $1.99 each!! I enjoyed this series but haven‘t started the fourth book yet.

Mccall0113 I just finished the 4th last night! 1mo
Literary_Siren @Mccall0113 how did you like it?? 1mo
Mccall0113 @Literary_Siren it was pretty good! I flew right through it. Love the pictures. Nice added features 1mo
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kathedron
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Mehso-so

I appreciate that I'm not the intended audience for this but I picked it up as a respite from the events of contemporary Not-So-Great Britain. I think I actually needed something with more heft. It's kind of X-MEN with time loops. Because it's the first in a series the focus was mainly on world-building (which I liked) but then for the last 75 pages the action went into overdrive: they're doing WHAT now?! So... it was diverting but not engaging.

kathedron I wasn't convinced by the whole Emma/Jacob thing either: she's an octogenarian teenager still devoted to the memory of her lost sweetheart but within days she's hitting on his grandson! He in turn is weirded out for about a paragraph but then, what the hell, goes with it. 2mo
readordierachel This was a so-so for me too. I liked the idea of it more than the execution. 2mo
kathedron @readordierachel My thoughts, precisely! 2mo
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“we cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.“

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Rachel.Rencher
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Are there any series that you feel would have been better as a stand-alone? I wish Ransom Riggs had stopped after Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because that book was brilliant, and the sequels just never lived up to the hype for me. He has a 5th book coming out in January and I doubt I'll even read it.

rather_be_reading kinda how im feeling abt it too 😢 3mo
MeganAnn I never picked up the second book in this series. Your post makes me glad I stopped after the first one. 3mo
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Emhill
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Having a hard time getting into it but going to give it a try since I found the series at the used book store and picked them up

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BarbaraJean
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Mehso-so

This was fun, but a little disappointing. I love the idea of weaving found photos into the story, but that element was hit or miss in its execution. So many of the photos felt forced into the narrative, rather than letting the story emerge from the images. Honestly, I think the movie was stronger because its story wasn‘t tied to specific static images. I did enjoy the book overall & may pick up the sequels—I do want to know what happens next!

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What a lovely book. The author did a really great job of setting up a fantastical world that was still believable. When it was over all I could think was “I wish could get to know the characters better.”

...aaaaaaand apparently I‘ve been living under a rock, as I‘m only now discovering it‘s a *series*, and also a movie?!

Good thing there was bonus material included in this version. #screamathon

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LaraS
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I love with all the photos in this book, and it‘s the first thing I thought of with today‘s “supernatural” #screamathonphotochallenge

I‘m also really loving the world the author has created, so much fun. #screamathon

lahousewyfe Loved this whole series! 4mo
Addison_Reads Great choice for this prompt! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I love how the pictures are incorporated into the story. 4mo
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MumWhoLovesToRead
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Brilliant book in the series loved the film too

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TheBookAddict
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I enjoyed the story. I am curious to see what happens in the next book. Mystery, suspense, fantasy, time travel, and a coming of age/finding yourself story. What‘s there not to love?

#yesireads

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BarbaraJean
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I‘ve had a slow start to #BFCR4. Since Sunday, I‘ve felt like I‘m coming down with a cold that hasn‘t materialized. I‘ve had little to no energy, so I‘ve been taking a pass on my exercise goal. Above is my plan for today: books & herbal tea with honey! Other goals: daily spiritual practice has been great, and I‘m counting all the herbal tea toward my water intake goal! And I finished one book on Tuesday—👍🏼 #runningonreading #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Sounds like a good plan👍🏻☕️ Way to adapt & I hope you feel better! 5mo
Caterina I hope you feel better soon!! That tiredness when you're sick is so hard. It sounds like you're taking great care of yourself, yay! That's what BFC is all about. ❤️😊 5mo
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TheBookAddict
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Definitely enjoying this one! I managed to evade all spoilers before reading it. I didn‘t even read the synopsis and I had forgotten what i read in the first 92 pages the first time I started it, so it was brand new to me. Not what I expected, but in a good way. Mystery, fantasy, and creepy. All in all, a good October read. Can‘t wait to see what happens next on September 3rd, 1940.

TheBookAddict Pic was taken today at the riverfront park. It‘s been raining so much that the river overflowed. 5mo
JacqMac Pretty photo. 5mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

I loved this. Even after hearing all about it for so long it was still completely surprising! I definitely need to read the second one.

Another monster book for #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 5mo
Catsandbooks Love this series! 5mo
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Claudiabokor
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This is a series of books. I haven‘t finished the book yet but from what I‘ve read, it‘s really good! The book has a beginning that has a dark, suspenseful, tone as Jacob, the protagonist, tries to solve all the secrets that his grandpa left for him. If you like books that are mysterious and thrilling, I think you‘ll love this novel.

MissYaremcio What a great review of a book you haven't finished yet! I love how you seamlessly incorporated the tone and the summary! Great job! 5mo
MrsBabki Awesome! You, my dear, are simply outstanding! I can‘t wait to teach you in January! 5mo
Claudiabokor @MrsBabki Me too! :) 5mo
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LaraS
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My MLIS friend and I accidentally came across an old empty greenhouse of sorts, I snapped a few pictures and then realized how ghostly she looks with the focus. Figured this was a good pic for the #screamathonPhotoChallenge today!

TheSpineView Excellant! 🖤🧡🖤 5mo
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TheBookAddict
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I have hungry eyes staring me down. He wants me to stop reading so I can feed him...

#catmomproblems #littenkitten #catsoflitsy #TwinkyToles #TolesBrats #MyBrat #GingerBrat

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“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high...”

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TheBookAddict
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I was apparently on page 92 when I first started reading this...I have to start back at page 1 because it‘s been so long and I don‘t remember what I read. 😔 🤷🏽‍♀️ That‘s what happens when you read too many books at once.

#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #TwinkyToles #MyBrat #TolesBrats #GingerBrat

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Catsandbooks
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Day 6 #covercrush #7days7covers

Wanna join? Post a book cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

marleed Haha. This was one of my 7 picks, as well! 5mo
Catsandbooks @marleed 😊💖🙌🏼 5mo
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marleed
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day4

No explanations required except of my 7 days, Monday seemed the right day to post this.

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Samplergal
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book, but the last third was just off the wall. It wasn‘t what I expected at all. I know it‘s an #UnpopularOpinion.

GinaKButler I didn‘t like this one either...we‘re definitely in the minority! 6mo
mellissimo I felt the same about it.. 6mo
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Loric
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Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children took me by surprise. It was somehow gloomy yet wittingly uplifting at the same time.I loved the addition of all the old photos. The first book in this series, I am looking forward to following Jacob and his peculiar friends on their journey.

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IamIamIam
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Pickpick

Still good the 4th time around! Jacob finds that his grandfather's friends, who could populate a sideshow, aren't just tall tales and stumbles into a time loop and into his destiny!

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IamIamIam
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Bronwyn the Berzerker and Enoch the Dead Raiser are my favorite kids!!! Of course, I do love Fiona and Hugh but I feel like they didn't get a fair shake in the other books after this.

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Browsing through Libby to see what's available while it's still quiet around here and stumbled on this beauty narrated by Jesse Bernstein! He did the Mr. Lemoncello series also and I think he'd be perfect! I've read this one at least 3 times now, so a quick listen will prep me to bump Map of Days to the top of the TBR. 😁

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ertorres
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#mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread13 should be 14, 1 is cut off

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ertorres
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Stephaniereads1 Entered 6mo
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elyseh Entered! 6mo
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ertorres

👩🏻‍🏫🏠🧐👫👫 #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread6

elyseh Entered! 6mo
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elyseh Entered! 6mo
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ertorres

Started this morning #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread

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pdever
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Mehso-so

My last book of summer vacation. Another fast read. Kept me engaged, and I am happy to have read it, but I won't be running out to read the sequel anytime soon.

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ForCuriosity
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Overall I did like the book and it was an enjoyable read but I found I was able to predict certain events that were major plot points in the book, but I loved the incorporation of photographs into the story and I did really enjoy the concept. I will be continuing the series further in the future

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Autumnscribe
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Revisiting an old friend, and taking notes for a blog entry later.

Enjoying the book as much the second time, if not more.

But each page is a reminder of what can go wrong when you loan books. (This book was in pristine condition when I loaned it. It came home like this, with dog eared pages, torn cover, and actual chunks missing from the edges. Water damage and burn marks are the only thing missing. )

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naylormatthew
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Read this a few weeks ago. Really enjoyed it. I'd heard it was good for Harry Potter fans, but glad I checked it before reading to my daughter! It's for mid-teens at the earliest. Loved the interplay netween the found photos and the story line. Give some good creepiness but their trick-photography nature limits it nicely.