Thursday, November 15, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Posted by Millie L at 7:47 AM 0 comments
November 15, 2012


Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Quirk


Summary from Goodreads:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. Fiction is based on real black and white photographs. The death of grandfather Abe sends 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, and explores abandoned bedrooms and hallways. The children may still live.

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book and the vintage photos throughout the story made in interesting and added another dimension to the story.   I thought the characters could have used a little more development.  I wanted to know more about their background and how the peculiar children ended up with Miss Peregrine.  Even though I found the characters lacking the story was fantastic. I had a hard time putting this book down once the action got started (although no real action took place until almost the end of the book). There are definitely some unexpected twists to this book that surprised me!

I can't wait to read the next one to see what happens next.  I am curious to see how the events will unfold with World War II going on at the same time and how the characters will react with their world so drastically changed.
 
Millie
 

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