Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Large Print - 2012
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A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an old orphanage that was home to children who were more than just peculiar, but possibly dangerous--and who may still be alive. Illustrated with vintage found photographs.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410450234
Characteristics: 483 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm


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DalyCity_YoungAdults Nov 20, 2014

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

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AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2018

Strange and odd, a mix of the fantastical, the unbelievable, and the mysterious

Feb 04, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. I haven't seen the movie as of yet but was curious about the story. I normally choose books over their movie counterparts. I enjoyed the mysticism of the story, the development of the plot, and the book ends on a cliff hanger getting you excited for the second book. I am excited to read the next in the series.

Nov 28, 2017

Incredible! I watched the movie before reading the books. My daughter did the opposite and mentioned that some of the characters were changed. So I decided to read the books to get the true, full story. I love the book and am now a new Ransom Riggs fan.

Nov 27, 2017

I thought this book was fantastic! I finished it very quickly because I couldn't put it down. It has a unique story line and I'm excited to read the second book in the series. I really liked that he was finding old pictures and used them to write a book. It's like an adult picture book plus a great novel :)

Oct 15, 2017

If you like time travel, the paranormal, a bit of history, and action, then this book is perfect for you.

Oct 12, 2017

A simple novel with a fascinating setting. This book was entertaining and provided an adventure worth exploring, but lacked a sophistication. The characters are not as deep as they could be and no complex morals or questions were presented. A solid 3.5/5

Sep 30, 2017

Wow. I was shivering, gulping, laughing, and clutching the book till my knuckles were white! I'm still blinking a little at the ending, but I am very excited to read the rest of the trilogy. The photos were really well collaborated with the story and I really liked the author's way of writing. It wasn't AS creepy as I thought it might be when I started reading this book, which was just as well, since I don't like too creepy books. Please read this amazing piece of art!

Sep 21, 2017

Personally didn't enjoy this novel, was expecting something a little more dark and spooky. Really didn't get me very excited, and the end was poor.

Aug 26, 2017

Amazing book! Ready to start 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴. The series is extremely compelling, bringing me to the edge of my seat nearly every turn of a page. The photography harmonically complements the text itself, and is overall a great addition to the story. I would love if Riggs were to create another series.

Aug 08, 2017

I have to go against like everyone on this comment page and say the movie really SUCKED! The book was sooo much better and more detailed. I really liked this book and how the pictures went with it. I loved this book! I recommend this to everyone!

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Oct 25, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: descriptive battles

Sep 19, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the polaroid pictures could be a little scary to younger viewers, And also the book is peculiar and mentions things that people may be freaked out by.

Aug 26, 2016

Coarse Language: Language... P, s, b, son of a b, d, and hell all used multiple times

Jan 01, 2015

Coarse Language: Some swearing

Jun 22, 2014

Sexual Content: A few kisses and mentions of romantic relationships.

Jun 22, 2014

Violence: Multiple deaths, a few fight scenes with blood.

May 12, 2012

Coarse Language: Some swearing

Feb 08, 2012

Coarse Language: One example: "Priest Hole" -- misunderstood over the telephone as pisshole.

Feb 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Otherworldly creatures with a murderous craving for fresh blood. Final confrontation scenes were fairly intense.

lilmisslibrary Nov 21, 2011

Other: I don't believe there was much swearing at all.

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Aug 28, 2016

Because we weren't like other people. We were peculiar.

Aug 26, 2016

I must apologize... It seems I've gone and gotten myself shot.

Aug 05, 2016

"I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss."

black_cobra_252 Jul 20, 2013

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”

Red_Cat_370 Mar 25, 2013

"'Just to make sure I understand," I said. 'If today is september third 1940, then tomorrow is... also September third?"'

BookFaerie27 Oct 29, 2012

“Stars, too were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize that we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries – but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.”

love2read123 Jul 11, 2012

"Then, a few years later, when I was fifteen, an extraordinary and terrible thing happened, and there was only Before and After."


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Jul 08, 2016

A teenage boy realizes his grandfather's crazy 'stories' are true. He meets the peculiar children from the stories and realizes he belongs with them.

mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Jacob Portman is a typical disaffected upper-class teen drifting through life, but he has a rather atypical grandfather. When Jacob was young, his grandfather told him wild tales of his youth, fighting monsters and living with a group of incredible children on an island in Wales. Stories that Jacob has long since stopped believing...until something terrible happens that sends him searching for the lost island of his grandfather's youth. What Jacob finds will change his life and his understanding of reality forever.

black_cobra_252 Jul 20, 2013

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a very creepy book involving mystery and some action. It is the story of Jacob who grew up hearing stories from his grandfather about peculiar children with supernatural abilities. As he grew up he thought those stories were fake but when his grandfather dies, he sees a monster at the death scene and tries to follow clues his grandfather left him to find the peculiar children and their headmistress, Miss.Peregrine.

Booklover1235 Aug 11, 2012

Jacob llived an ordinary life except the amazing magical stories his grandfather told him of magical children and the monsters. But when his grandfather dies and jacob belives it's the monsters he may find out that his life is way more than ordinary, It's peculiar.

love2read123 Jul 11, 2012

Jacob is just an ordinary teenage boy with an ordinary life. But after a tragic family accident takes place, he begins to find his grandfathers old story's haunting him. He must return to the old home his grandfather lived in as a child and discover the mystery living right within its very walls.

Oct 21, 2011

When 15 year old Jacob witnesses the horrific death of his beloved grandfather, all he has left are his cryptic last words and the terrifying image of the beast Jacob is sure killed him. Everyone around Jacob thinks he's gone crazy. When he finds a letter to his grandfather from his old headmistress, he travels to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children searching for answers. What he finds is a tiny island filled with drunks and a big old house that was bombed over 70 years ago. Though everyone was rumored to have been killed, Jacob suspects that Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children may still be alive.

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