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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
by Ransom Riggs

Published: 2013-06-04
Paperback : 382 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 47 of 58 members
Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days.
 
Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
 
A mysterious island.?? An abandoned orphanage.?? A strange collection of very curious photographs.? It all waits ...
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Introduction

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days.
 
Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
 
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. ??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.
 
“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars
 
“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B ”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People
 
“You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

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Discussion Questions

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children uses vintage photography throughout the novel. What were your first impressions of the photography?

2. What were your initial thoughts when Jacob went to Wales?

3. The peculiars are different from others. What makes you peculiar?

4. Which peculiar do you most identify with and how?

5. What are your thoughts on Jacob and Emma's relationship.

6. What do you think happens in Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Suggested by Members

side show freaks, special talents, hidden aspects of self
by plarsen (see profile) 03/22/15

In the end Jacob talks about how he thought his life was ordinary, but he did not take time to look at the extraordinary. Which characters in the story could have been extraordinary, although we know nothing about them?
What caused the loop to stop the time travel and prevented Miss Peregrine from converting back into human form?
by ccroft78248 (see profile) 12/24/14

Was Jacob a likeable character?
Did you understand the time loop concept?
by PalouseGirl1 (see profile) 12/19/12

Discuss the parallels between Golan (from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) and Voldemort (from Harry Potter).
Discuss the parallels between Jacob (from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) and Harry (from Harry Potter).
by gina1221 (see profile) 10/18/12

Discuss how the story parallels the holocaust and experience of Jews in Europe during World War II.
by barblibrarian (see profile) 04/26/12

Jacob seems like a poor little rich kid. Did you find his character believable? What did you think of his personality? What about his mother? What did you think of Jacob’s father?
Imagine living the same day over and over again? What would this existence be like?
Who was your favorite peculiar child? Why?
by Amberly (see profile) 11/09/11

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

"A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work brilliantly together to create an unforgettable story."

- John Green, New York Times bestselling author of Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska

"A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Riggs' first-person narration is convincing and absorbing, and every detail he draws our eye to is deftly woven into an unforgettable whole. Interspersed with photos throughout, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a truly atmospheric novel with plot twists, turns, and surprises that will delight readers of any age."

- Amazon.com editorial review

"An enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters and some very creepy monsters . . . dark but empowering."

- Publisher's Weekly

"An original work that defies categorization."

-Library Journal

An Amazon.com best book of the month, June 2011.

A Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Guide pick.

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Member Reviews

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by [email protected] (see profile) 11/30/17

Well written adventure. Great for adults and teens!

 
by amintcar (see profile) 01/26/17

 
  "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"by kathyporcaro (see profile) 01/19/17

Having worked with children with special needs I found this book tapped into the feelings, emotions, isolation and comradery that many children with disabilities experience.

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