by Ransom Riggs
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
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Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: Very unique story line and wonderfully written. I really enjoyed reading this book and even though it takes a while for things to develop, once you're into the plot it's hard to stop reading. As much as I enjoyed the book and already purchased the second book the end doesn't necessarily leave me with a need to immediately start the next book to see where the story goes.
Jacob, our main character, goes on a very personal journey to discover the truth of his grandfathers past and on the journey he meets a new set of peculiar friends. In the end Jacob has to decide between leaving the life he has always know and starting a new life on the run with his peculiar friends. I did find it a little different that Jacobs love interest is his grandfathers old girlfriend. Overall I enjoyed the story and am curious to see what happens next.