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First Look: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, directed by the one and only Tim Burton is set to be released this year. The story features 16-year old Jacob who accidentally comes across an home of orphaned children on a strange island. Each orphan has a peculiar talent that makes them a target and Miss Peregrine is there to protect them.

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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk
Release Date: June 7th 2011
Pages: 352
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
Purchase: The Book Depository

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

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 Peregrine’s 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 somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

This book has been lurking on my to-read list, taunting me with its interesting cover. Now I’ve read it at last and it’s everything I hoped it would be. As the title suggests, it’s a peculiar book, but such an interesting read!

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