Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's 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 t A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discove...

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Title:Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)
Author:Ransom Riggs
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) Reviews

  • Madeline
    Jul 08, 2016
    It was...fine? I liked the inclusion of old, weird photographs throughout the book, especially the way they were placed - you would read an offhand description of something odd, turn the page, and there was the photo showing exactly that. I liked that part, and the photos were alway...
  • Annalisa
    Sep 22, 2011
    2.5 stars Have you ever played that game where one person starts a story and stops mid-sentence and the next person in the circle has to pick up the story? That's how reading this book felt, only instead of jumping from disjointed person to person, it jumps from disjointed photograp...
  • Elyse
    Aug 11, 2017
    Audiobook......and Physical Book!!! BOTH!!! Wow...I had no idea what I was missing!!!! I think it's wonderful!!! The AUDIOBOOK made the difference for 'me'. I've had the hard copy for a couple of years--but kept putting it off. The print is small in the book - and jumping around lo...
  • Alejandro
    Sep 23, 2014
    A peculiar reading indeed! This is the first book in the trilogy of the same name than the title of this very book. THE PECULIAR X-MENISH We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high. This was a book hard to rate, since it provok...
  • Felicia
    Aug 07, 2011
    This is kinda like uh...a hipster Harry Potter. Not a bad thing! I liked it a lot. There are tons of cool vintage photographs that lend the air of a turn of the century freak show. I loved the world and the vibe though. ...
  • Fabian
    Jun 30, 2015
    Boo...! The dude's a photography collector not a novelist. Very disappointed not only in reading this nicely-packaged "novel", but to learn that Tim Burton is directing its celluloid equivalent. GAG. Will someone use good novel material already! After my time with it--in which th...
  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 26, 2014
    My grandfather had described it a hundred times, but in his stories the house was always a bright, happy place?big and rambling, yes, but full of light and laughter. What stood before me now was no refuge from monsters, but a monster itself, staring down from its perch on the hill ...
  • Tatiana
    Aug 03, 2011
    Let me tell you a secret, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is actually: (I don't think what follows is a spoiler, but am marking it as such anyway as some people think it is.) (view spoiler)[ for elementary school kids. Yes, the book tries to pretend it is so...
  • Jo
    Jun 02, 2011
    WARNING: This review may contain excessive (and possibly incorrect) use of the Welsh language. Diolch. Initial Final Page Thoughts. Woaaah. Also, the sequel is going to be bendigedig! High Points. TERRIFYING. Originality. Kick-ass taids! Creepy but adorable children. Fairy t...
  • Wendy Darling
    Sep 16, 2016
    I did a fun thing last week! I was invited to the Tim Burton handprint ceremony in Hollywood and a screening of the MISS PEREGRINE movie. More photos and event recap on the blog. http://www.themidnightgarden.net/2016... Winona Ryder was there, and it was kind of strange to see h...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Mar 19, 2016
    Mystery begets mystery as the world of Miss Peregrine and her orphanage for peculiar children takes shadowy shape. I was immediately intrigued by how the story unfolds (through vintage photographs). The atmosphere works nicely with our protagonist's search for answers on a remote islan...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Sep 29, 2011
    Hi! I'm tired of defending myself for what I wrote on this stupid book. So I thought I would do a favor to all you super-fans out there that want to read a negative review of their favorite book (WHY??!?), and just hide it with spoiler tags. So now, if Goodreads hasn't goofed, you can ...
  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Feb 22, 2013
    This is just one of those books whose hype I don't really "get." I read this years ago when it was newly released, and was thoroughly unimpressed. Upon my second reading of this book, my opinion remains unchanged. A few creepy pictures and some weird people do not a horror tale make...
  • Emily May
    Dec 18, 2013
    When I was a child, one of my favourite things to do was to look through pictures in books - children's picture books, colouring books, etc. - and tell stories in my mind with them. For example, a picture of two children holding hands would start this story of friendship, which wou...
  • Wigs
    Dec 02, 2011
    I can't even. The poor execution of a good idea is just so upsetting to me. The main problem with this book is that the entire time I was reading I felt like a high school English teacher grading a student's paper, when in fact I am not a teacher or anyone who majored in Engl...
  • Sarah
    Jun 13, 2011
    Every so often a book comes along that is pure magic, and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is one such book. Part fantasy, part adventure, part eccentric photo collection, this is a story that will enthrall and enchant teens and adults. Jacob is the sixteen year old narra...
  • Giselle
    Jun 04, 2011
    This book started with a bang. It was very creepy, exciting and really intriguing, but it all went downhill from there. Once the mystery around the house was explained - which was fairly early and without any nuance - it became a very boring and almost childish story, which I didn't ex...
  • Julie
    Jun 23, 2017
    Miss Peregrine?s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a 2013 Quirk Books publication. I believe I have been rendered speechless. ?Sleep is not, death is not; Who seem to die live, House you were born in, Friends of your spring-time, Old man and young ma...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Mar 03, 2013
    Seeing this book when I entered the bookstore one time, the peculiar cover truly piqued my curiosity. I didn't buy it that instant though or the time after that and the time after that. Although it was on my "to-read list", I wasn't a big fan of supernatural stories (this is what I ass...
  • Zoë
    May 03, 2015
    Edit on January 9th, 2016: I haven't thought about this book since I read it in July and I really have no interest anymore in reading the rest of the series. ---------- It definitely was a slow moving book, but the plot really held my attention and I loved the use of the pictures. S...
  • Christine Riccio
    Jan 06, 2014
    Really enjoyed this!! Here's my booktalk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9IEq... Can't wait to read Hollow City =D ...
  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    Jan 11, 2018
    This was amazing and I enjoyed it immensely. I actually grabbed this book because I loved the movie. And I watched this movie because, yes, I love anything fantastical and magical... ...but mostly, I watched it because I adore Eva Green? God, I love her. ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Dec 27, 2013
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  • Chris Horsefield
    Nov 05, 2016
    Young Jacob Portman was close to his grandfather, loving the stories his grandfather told of his childhood in Wales - the magically beautiful house, the other children ... and that they were all "peculiar." One could levitate; one was invisible, others had other talents. Jacob believed...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    May 13, 2013
    4/9/2017 Has it SERIOUSLY been almost four years since I've read this book??? I feel like I read it just yesterday, and it was as good today as it was yesterday. Ransom's writing is just so gorgeous and the structure and description is so exquisite that it makes me jealous. I read thi...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 03, 2016
    Miss Peregrine?s School for Peculiar Children is no horror story. This is precisely why I decided to give this book a go. Horror is my never-go-near genre. It represents for me what Lord Voldemort represents for the students of Hogwarts: infinite nightmares. So when I read that ...
  • Darth J
    Oct 27, 2015
    So I bought the trilogy in hardcover at B&N, hoping to dive into this series head first. It came with a bunch of cards: So I'm a little disappointed that the cover of the book doesn't match up with the tone for much of it. It was written too modern and I felt like it was a mis...
  • Rick Riordan
    Nov 06, 2013
    This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. The premise: Jacob grew up on his grandfather?s stories about his own childhood during World War II. Supposedly his grandfather escaped the Holocaus...
  • Juliana Zapata
    Oct 05, 2016
    Esperaba mucho mas, entretenido, pero para nada maravilloso ...
  • Reading Corner
    Mar 17, 2016
    I still have mixed feelings about this book and I can't really make my mind up on the rating so I've decided on 3 stars.The book was sort of all over the place and gives a false image.I naively presumed that the novel would be creepy from it's cover and title but it definitely wasn't.A...