Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: The First Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 04/06/2013
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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Spooky, mysterious, peculiar.
I don't have much to say except this book was everything I hoped it would be and more. It had plenty of suspense, mystery, and creepiness to keep me wantin... READ MORE
Emma - Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

Synopsis

…when I was fifteen, an extraordinary and terrible thing happened, and there was only Before and After. Jacob Portman thinks nothing extraordinary will ever happen to him, growing up in a sleepy, backwater, Florida town. The most interesting things in his life surround his beloved grandfather Abraham, an inveterate storyteller with all manner of unbelievable tales from his childhood. Then Abraham is violently killed and Jacob’s life is plunged into grief and doubt. He is left with his grandfather’s unique collection of black-and-white photographs and the stories Abraham bequeathed to Jacob, stories that he can’t seem to put out of his mind. As Jacob’s grief compels him towards an isolated Welsh island, he finds himself confronted with an ever-deepening mystery around the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the place Abraham grew up. As Jacob wanders the crumbling corridors and dust-soaked rooms, he realises that everything, including time itself, may be slipping out of place. As he encounters the strange and wonderful children his grandfather was raised with, Jacob realises they all have extraordinary abilities (and spectacularly evocative names) and exist in a series of time loops, meaning that none of them is the age they seem. There are the immensely strong siblings Bronwyn and Victor Bruntley, the wholly invisible Millard Nullings, and the lighter-than-air Olive Abroholos Elephanta, who must be always attached to the earth to avoid floating away. Then there is the captivating, haunting Miss Peregrine herself. It is the ghostlike hollowgasts, though, that will define Jacob’s fate, making him realise that he too has his own special power, that he is in mortal danger and that eventually he must choose, between the ordinary life he knows and what comes after.

  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781594746031
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 408g
  • Dimensions: 207 x 133 x 20 mm

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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Unlike anything else
This book was not at all what I was expecting - but I was utterly enthralled nonetheless. It sits very firmly in science fiction, but is unlike anything el... READ MORE
Parsley
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Ingenious.
Do you remember playing story games as a child, you know, the ones where you have six to ten objects in front of a group and each of you has to tell a stor... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
This book was absolutely fantastic and far better than I thought it would be (and believe me I expected a lot with a title like that). The story starts wit... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Weird and way over hyped!
Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children tells the story of Jacob, a teenager who has grew up listening to his grandfather stories of a mystical island ... READ MORE
Sar1386
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
A compelling read literally couldn't put it down. The added touches with the photographs gave such a spine tingling effect.
nellie johnson
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Fantastic
Couldn't put this book down. It completely pulls you into the story. Brilliant
lola Jones
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Bizarre and fascinating!
This book is a definite 'give it a go, even if you don't think it's for you' type book. It took me a while to 'get into the swing of things' but once I did... READ MORE
Doris
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Absolutely Enthrawling
A truly lovely story that has you captured from the onset. A struggle to put down. I would highly recommend it
Sinead Parr
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Review
Jacob never believed his grandfather's stories but he's about to find out just how real they are. In a strange series of events he finds himself surrounded... READ MORE
Emma Hammond-Walker
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs review
Great book, couldn't put it down. The pictures really helped put the images into your head when reading it. This was the first Ransom Riggs book I ever rea... READ MORE
Sasha Houson
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
best book i have ever read!!
this is one of the best books that I have ever read I bought this on Monday and had finished it by Friday the pictures are an excellent addition as some on... READ MORE
leah david
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Hyped Books
I have a tendency to not pick up books that are surrounded by hype because I find my expectations are far greater then the book turns out to be... But on t... READ MORE
ThoughtsandThings
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Quietly unsettling
Sixteen-year-old Jacob used to believe in the stories his grandfather told him based on a selection of old photos depicting peculiar children. Jacob was co... READ MORE
Page to Stage Reviews (Zarina)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Miss peregrines home for peculiar children
Very original, really looking forward to the second book
Amy Satherley
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Great
I had heard so much about how good these books are, that I had to try it for myself. I loved it! I really liked the mystery of Jacob’s family history. His... READ MORE
Jill Jemmett
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Amazing!!!
I am addicted to this series of books to the point I read the first and just automatically bought the rest at once so I could just keep going! So imaginati... READ MORE
Sue
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Fantastic
Really like this book, really enjoyed the story and I am hoping there will be more to come.
Megan Wintrip
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Very Unique
I'm probably not the target audience fro this book but i'm so glad i read it. The story is so compelling and different from anything i have read before, th... READ MORE
Sarah Restell
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Like nothing else
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs ⭐️5 This is a reread for me and I forgot just how much I loved the Peculiar world. Jacob is... READ MORE
Nicola Hardy
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
A book you will not want to put down!
I'm not much of a reader I'll be honest, but from the first chapter of reading this book, I was completely hooked, I couldn't put the book down. I felt lik... READ MORE
David  Rigby
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Best book written.
I have never read a book that made me want to read the entire series that minute. I didn't have the other books so I purchased them, but I was so dreading ... READ MORE
Caleigh Saunders
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Not just for YA - fantastic to read as an adult
I am a photographer looking for different ways that photography is used in fiction - from actual photographs to stories about photographs or photographers ... READ MORE
Analogue Holly
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Amazing story. Amazing photos. 100 stars
I love this book and so has everyone I have lent it too. The book is fun and dark at the same time. It is an amazing read and I would read it again 100 tim... READ MORE
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