Status: Bookseller Picks
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children This is one of those rare finds that is so original that it is hard to place it in any one genre. The actual photographs bring to mind a circus freak show and the story that accompanies them is classic fantasy like the works of Narnia or your favorite ghost story. Sixteen year old Jacob idolized his grandfather so when he is murdered in a gruesome manner and Jacob sees the monster that did it, he is traumatized. Jacob's parents (who never really bought all of the grandfather's stories) seek the help of a psychiatrist who agrees to have Jacob and his father go to the tiny part of Wales to seek answers of his grandfather's past. He soon finds the house (once an orphanage) in ruin but meets a curious group of children- never aging and caught in a time loop. Jacob manages to travel between this time and his own to help them get away from some really terrible monsters. Ransom Riggs first novel has created a world of misfits that we come to know and love and the addition of the real? photos draws us in even further. The story doesn't end here and I am eager to see the next installment. Adults and teens will love this as well as older kids who enjoy a good ghost/horror story.
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