Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throw Back Thursday Pick: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” 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 who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason.   And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.  Note:  This book is also available as an e-book!

Two reasons to either read this book, or re-read it.  First, the sequel, Hollow City, is due to be published in January of 2014.  Two, according to Hypable,  Tim Burton will direct the movie which should be released in July of 2015.  The reason I read the book was the creepy, vintage photography that was featured and wrapped into the storyline.  Here's one of my favorite photos that appears on page 113 of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:  The reflecting pool. 

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