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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 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 who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate 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.

Hardcover, 540 pages
Published on August 1, 2012 by Thorndike Press
ISBN-10: 1410450236
ISBN-13: 9781410450234
179 Book Reviews
  • alphademon673
    alphademon673about 2 months33 stars
    An incredible book. It was so good that the movie was kiiiiiind of a let down. (Not for younger readers and movie watchers.) A lot of the time, though, I spent most of my time telling my brother that it was Peregrines, NOT Pair of Jeans.
    • corpse_1234
      corpse_1234about 2 months55 stars
      i love this book i have seen the movie before i read this but they are exactly the samme
      • chickdyie
        chickdyieabout 2 months44 stars
        I have wactched the movie before, instead of blood, in the movie, the grandfather's eyes were taken out. But i recommend 12 y/o and above should watch the movie. I dont know about the book
        • solace17
          solace175 months55 stars
          This book is amazing and I highly recommend it! It follows a boy named Jacob Portman as he discovers the world of the peculiar.
          • jazmine2008
            jazmine2008over 1 year22 stars
            it is a good book but I didn't really like it but i know someone will love it.
            • sami_playz
              sami_playzover 1 year55 stars
              I love the movie and the book both are so well done there is love action adventure and danger. So good.
              • lilabug
                lilabugalmost 2 years55 stars
                I love this book and i love the movie. to me it is a chilling story with adventure danger and love and i just love it!
                • roxanne3
                  roxanne3about 2 years55 stars
                  I love this series!! All the books are so good!! In these, there is a teenager named Jacob. His grandpa suddenly dies, killed by a creature that only Jacob can see. His last words lead Jacob to a small island, were he meets a group of 'peculiars.' In this group is Emma, a girl that Jacob's grandpa actually dated and fell in love with. She is still alive because the group is living in a time loop, which repeats the same day over and over again so the kids never die. Jacob falls in love with Emma too, and Jacob learns about the whole group, because they have to trust each other if they want to save the whole peculiar world. I recommend this book!!!!
                  • chickdyie
                    chickdyieabout 2 months44 stars
                    It is like the movie!
                  • chalas1920
                    chalas1920about 2 years55 stars
                    Imagine losing someone you love, and to be left with a mystery that won’t leave you alone until you figure it out. In the book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, the protagonist Jacob experiences the loss of his grandfather and goes through a lot of confusion and mystery after his last words. The setting is in Jacob hometown of Englewood Florida, Cairnholm UK, and Cairnholm UK on September 3 1940. The two main antagonists are Jacob’s grandfather's last words and the wights and hollowgasts. The conflicts that Jacob faces in the book are when his grandfather dies and his last words tell Jacob to find something. Jacob faces the conflict of trying to figure out what his grandfather's last words are talking about. Another conflict that Jacob faces in the book is when he finds the loop that his grandfather is talking about and he finds the peculiar children and Miss Peregrine, one of Miss Peregrine’s friends from another loop comes to warn them that there loop might be attacked by wights and hollowgasts in the near future. When they hear this they go on full lock down mode. Jacob’s aha moments in the book are when he finds out he is peculiar when he is out with one of his friends Emma and when he figures out what his grandfather’s last words mean. I think anyone who might be looking for something new and different to read, and is interested in topics of fantasy and a little bit of darkness would like this book. There are many photographs throughout the book as Jacob discovers things and it helps make the story come to life. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend the entire series. Warning- minor language.
                    • kaerou1920
                      kaerou1920about 2 years55 stars
                      Great description of the book. It brings out the best parts of Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children. Great job!
                    • slyterclaw53
                      slyterclaw53over 2 years55 stars
                      This book makes me fall in love with every character! So good! #millardnullings