March 3, 2012

Book #25 of 2012...


A mysterious island.An abandoned orphanage.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 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.

My take:

5 out of 5 stars. I had read this wasn't a good book, that the story line was lacking and the only good thing was the pictures. But I didn't find this to be the case. I liked the character of Jacob very much and found the story to be very engaging. My only question is, is there going to be a second book? I haven't found anything that says there is going to be a second book but the end of this one sure seems to indicate that there is going to be one. I would read this one again.

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