Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsMiss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

byRansom Riggs

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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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
Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller with more than 5 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequels Hollow City (Quirk, 2013) and Library of Souls (Quirk, 2015). He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife.
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Title:Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.19 × 5.19 × 0.81 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Quirk BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1594746036

ISBN - 13:9781594746031

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing novel I read this one during the summer, very intriguing and thrilling, loved how the author writes he gives so many details and the pictures add so much. I would definitely recommend this one to a teen or young adult.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! I picked up this book with low expectations (since it's rated for teens and I was a young adult), but was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was sucked in! When I purchased this book the second was already out and I was so grateful I didn't have to wait for it - like starting a new TV series and not having to wait to watch the next episode a week later. Highly recommend to anyone who likes a little spook! Even if you have seen the movie, the books are absolutely better.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I expect this book to be a four star rating for me, but I think because of the hype of this book it didn’t meet my expectations and therefore it’s a three star. Which Means I still think it’s a good book. I absolutely love the photographs are incorporated in the story. I love the idea of looking at an old peculiar photo and thinking of the story behind the photo. Ransom Did an excellent job at connecting and linking all the different photos. As an educator, I think this would be a fabulous book to read to my students and use to demonstrate for creative writing and it would be a great activity to do with them. Using old photos, or even current photos, as a writing prompt. I don’t know what this book is missing to make it s higher rating for me but there are certain times that I found it boring or un interesting. They were a few times I would forget a child and their peculiar ability. Or confuse two of them together which wasn’t too much of a problem throughout the book but I found it happened often. I think the book needed to be a little shorter, I think it was slightly too long for what it was. I am intrigued to continue the series, but I have no motivation to immediately pick up the second book. Hopefully I will continue, and complete, the series one day.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Lacked Structure While it was an alright read I can't say that there was anything special besides the author's aptitude for making stories out of pictures; this was the first novel that really inserted the pictures into the story well beyond a little reference. I found myself looking forward to seeing the picture in the next page whenever someone new was described though I have to say that that was probably the only interesting thing about this novel. The children didn't feel like children and it wasn't because I had forgotten what age they actually are. In one picture we see Emma looking like maybe she's a teen but the way everyone is described it's as though they were prepubescent and it was hard trying to remember where Jacob fit in all this. He's old enough to have a job but young enough to fit in with the other younger children but old enough to like Emma (but also not because of how old she actually is) and it was like the author either couldn't pick which age they should be mentally or couldn't write the right one. I did like that character reveal about Golan the psychiatrist. It was something I didn't see coming but fit in well with the story. The only problem I have with that though is that he went from normal to insane kind of quick and I wish the author didn't try to make such an obvious evil out of him. Other than that, it was nice to have many hindsight moments reading the novel (like knowing the real reason behind why grandpa didn't take out Jacbo's dad for Halloween that one time). The real problem with this book, and with the entire series (I'm writing this while in the middle of book 3), is that the author lacks the general structure of a novel and has his plots be a little bit too simplistic and one-goal-minded in terms of goals and storylines. There lacks a general rise and fall of acts, subplots, and the entire story itself (evidenced by the fact that the next book picks up right after the events of the first one as if it wasn't supposed to be divided at all). Maybe grade school kids would have fun with this but for an adult it might be a bit basic in terms of plotline. The premise was nice but it lacks complete audience appeal and can be a bit too simplistic in some regards. At least the pictures factor in really well for the most part and that's something everyone can enjoy but from what I'm seeing now the entire series should have been one book alone without all the one-minded plotlines driving you through.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Spooky Book Miss peregrines home for peculiar children book series got me back into my reading kick. Its one of the most gripping book series. The pictures give you a new perspective into the story.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Underwhelming I expected more ''creepy'' in this book, but the only thing creepy is the pictures, which don't really have anything to do with the plot (barely). Otherwise not a bad story but the writing didn't stand out, nor the characters. I own the first 3 and have no intention of reading the sequels. I preferred the graphic novel version.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it! I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this book and the characters were very likable!
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant and unique! I read this as a independent study for school and absolutely fell in love with it. The movie inspired me to read the book and it was worth it for sure!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!!! The book is so much better than the movie!! I bought this book upon recommendation from a friend because i loved the movie, and she said the book was a lot better. She was SO right! This book was amazing!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Horrific, draws you in! A fantastical, yet hauntingly-realistic story that draws Jacob back into a different time period, facing odd and unique characters with monsters that have been in his life all along. It was a bit slow, but I was impressed with the overall plot as it was such an original take on a creepy horror story.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh... This series was ok. Took me a while to read through them, not something I'd read over and over again.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and Exciting! I loved this book! It was different from anything else I have read. Very fast paced and exciting and I LOVED all the photos throughout the book. Must read! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skip the movie, read the books. These haunting fantasy novels were a great read, the pictures within the books made the experience even better and full immersive. The movie was a far cry from doing justice for these books.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept The concept was interesting, yet the characters and plot seemed a little under developed. With that being said, it was a fun read and I enjoyed the photos throughout.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent the best book in the series, the rest go downhill from here.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This book was very enjoyable to read and had fascinating characters with peculiar abilities. If you have seen the movie this book is a little different but is much better than the movie made in 2016
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!!!!! The book is written very well, finished it in a day!! could not put it down. Had to buy the 2nd and 3rd book as well. Truly impressed by this book!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever! Great illustrations and lots of detail! Amazingly creepy book.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting and Unique, but Under-developed I originally read this book when it came out in 2012, and decided to give it a reread to see if my opinions changed. I still love the world, but found some issues in the writing in the way that it was very slow paced and the tone was flat. Not sure if I will continue with the series.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Unique! I loved this book from the get go. The characters and story were so much fun that I couldn't put it down. The pictures added to the story and made it the 5 star haunting YA fantasy that it is. I recommend this for everyone
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! If anyone like the movie version, they would absolutely love the book even more.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book I loved this book! Everything from the fantasy, to the character portrayal was excellent. Good for anyone who likes mystery and fantastical stories
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This book is so fascinating -- I was hooked by page 1. It is really a fun read and I love the pictures included in it! It gives you a sense of fantasy and adventure while reading! I loved it!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I really enjoyed reading this book, it had a well written and thought-out.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Brilliantly written. Had it finished within a day or two, very interesting and leaves you wanting more
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Book! I bought this unexpectedly, it was a hot day in summer and i was walking with my friends to Starbucks which was attached to the Indigo. I was wandering around trying to find my friends when I came along this black and white book with a kind of creepy little girl on the cover. I read the back cover and it sounded pretty weird. Then I put it back on the shelf and the store manager said it was one of her favourite books but I told her that I was looking for something else. She gave me the book with a 25% discount and there I was later that day thanking this wonderful woman at the store for recommending such a wonderful book to me. Now to this day I read this book over and over and watch the movie at least once a month. I love this book and I hope everyone reads it to see that you really can't judge a book by its cover.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I got through it so quickly, it kept you wanting to know what was next. Recomend greatly!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I would give this book a 4 out of 5 as it was a good read but it was a bit boring at times and the characters weren't well developed but, nonetheless, I would definitely record you to give it a read as the storyline was still very interesting and I very much enjoyed the book.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing Brilliant first novel of the series, leaves you wanting more
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting The book has many unexpected twists allowing young readers to maintain interest without being too scary. An imaginative and very creative take on an alternate world.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant novel Such an interesting read. I loved how there was mystery involved. Each character is so unique, would for sure read again.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok This book was entertaining but not anything special. I found the old pictures to be more gimmicky than useful or interesting. I enjoyed it, but it didn't stick with me or draw me into the world.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Book Miss Peregrine's home is pretty interesting to read about, but I enjoy books with more action to them so I wasn't very captivated with this book.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mystifying book I loved this book so much! Ransom Riggs is an amazing author. This was a fast moving book that had you on edge until the very end. The photos just helped add to the mystery of the story! I am so happy that there are more after this!
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from super good This is a really good and kinda creepy read. It isn't my favourite book of all time, but the series does certainly only improve from here and I would recommend this series to anyone who likes something a little different !
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I've read better I actually didn't know there were pictures in this book until I started reading it. As interesting and unique as these photos were, I unfortunately didn't find that they actually added anything to the story. In fact at one point in the book a photo detracted from the story as it was clear that the author had added the photo simply because he thought it creepy. The first and second half of the book are greatly different. It was almost as if they were two different stories: one in which a boy struggles after the death of his much beloved grandfather, the second a boy encounters a group of children with interesting abilities. There is some romance in the novel that just felt unnecessary. It would have been better if they were just friends. The climax was rather anti-climactic and the psychologist bad guy is an old and done to death concept in my opinion. Not to mention it was poorly executed. Though I must say I am interested to see where the story goes.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this series! After reading the first novel I had to get all of the others. Very well written. Awesome details. The pictures were an added bonus! Very interesting.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the photos! Dark and morbid things have always been interesting to me, so this book was absolutely perfect! the eerie and haunting photos of real people were so neat and so was the story that went along with them!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed the creepy photos I think Ransom Riggs had a great concept of building a story around vintage photographs. It made for an interesting read. Although sometimes it seems he stretched to include a story behind the photo I really did LOVE this book
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected More What initially attracted me to this trilogy was that the story was woven around and through some old photos that had been acquired. The story was interesting and held my interest; however, sometimes the pace of the story left me wanting. The photographs definitely enhanced the chore of reading this one.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating book! A fascinating and fun fantasy story about a group of children with different powers on a mysterious island. The intriguing and peculiar old photos present throughout the book add an excellent touch to the story, giving it a somewhat creepy vibe.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but not Compelling While I did enjoy reading this book overall. I didn't find it particularly compelling and at times it was more of a chore to 'get through' chapters until something interesting would happen. I wasn't fascinated by any of the characters and I should also state that I wasn't interested in even reading any of the sequels. I would still recommend this book, because many people seem to have enjoyed it, so they must be seeing/feeling something I don't.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Those Pictures Was instantly pulled into the story. The characters are all fantastic and the use of old photos really helps develop the story deeper. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Great first book that sucks you into the story! Intriguing discovery of peculiardom and the endearing rat-pack.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great and dfiierent approach for a novel! A must read- very different from many books I have read lately!!!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I love the style of writing as well as the incorporation of photos. The characters are to die for!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good! This book is really good! It had a lot of detail and I watched the movie after, and although they are not the same I enjoyed the differences too!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Loved this book, great to have some pictures to look at! So much fun
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Not only is the story fantastic and captivating, the addition of the photographs enhances your reading experience and can we just talk about the quality of the book itself? It's so pretty and sturdy! I love it! Highly recommend giving this a read. Unique and wonderful!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing book I've had this book for a while i tried reading it before but never finished. I finally read it. I really enjoyed it. I'm upset i never finished it before. It made me want to read more and more and the creepy photographs add to it. It is so much better than the movie because it has a lot more detail. I recommend it.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good! Purchased this book randomly on a whim (way before the movie ever came out) because it looked interesting, and I was not disappointed! Wonderful plot and very interesting characters! Author tells a great story full of adventure!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great YA The creepy photograph gimmick goes a lot way to add to the atmosphere of the book, but this would have worked even without them. The characters are strong, and I loved the authenticity of the description of depression/grief.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a Fan I'm not sure what it was about this book but I didn't really enjoy it enough to read the others in the series. Not one I'd recommend. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Read! I loved this series of books! The story was very interesting and kept me reading more and more. A group of us read these books together and we soared through them! I read the first one in a single day because it was so good! I also loved the photographs and how they were tied into the storyline. This series is amazing and I think you should definitely read it!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Haunting Perfect book to bring chills down your spine; unique with all the pictures but not necessarily something I'd read the sequel to.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I am in love with the macabre and eccentric and this book did all that!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it read the book after watching the movie and found it 10x better #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different in a good way I really enjoyed this book! It was super unique and the pictures added so much to the story! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Really good book, easy to read. You fall in love with all the characters super fast and the story itself too, would read again!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique Idea. Okay Book Really loved the idea of this book which is why I picked it up. However, the book as a whole was just okay. I do plan on reading the other two books since everyone seems to love this series, so hopefully they are more to my liking. However, writing was excellent & pictures are a welcomed and nice touch.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I thought this was a great book. Just don't watch the movie first cause a couple of the carachters are different.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok good book- takes a while to get into but left me wanting to read the sequel!!!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! I adored this book, a brilliant teen novel based off the quirky photos found within. A non-fiction unlike any other, this book combines the fantasy of the future with the mysteries of the past
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was so intriguing and the series is the same. The characters are so personable and "real". READ THE BOOK BEFORE YOU WATCH THE MOVIE! The book is 100% better.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING picked it up in my school library and read it in less than a week
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Series is better! The first was a little bit slow but the series got much better as it went!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I enjoyed the concept of the story but felt like it lacked a little bit in the delivery. As the writer progresses it gets better. Book 2 and 3 are much better.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique #plumreview I really enjoyed this book. The story and characters were so unique.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unexpectedly awesome i was interested in the series because i saw the movie first and the first book was a birthday gift from a dear friend. i mean who doesn't love books as a gift, this one was a complete surprise even more so because i couldn't believe how amazing the story is. it only took me four days to read because i didn't want to put it down.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! This type of story is not my typical read, but thought I'd give it a try and it exceeded my expectations. I will now be purchasing the next two books!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Interesting I loved the incorporation of photos into the storyline, made the book even more vivid than it already is.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! Read this even before watching the movie (I'm just one of those who need to read the book before seeing the movie). Very interesting that I had to finish the book the day that I got it. I read it again after a few days just to soak in the details I missed when I did the marathon reading.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I read this in high school and really enjoyed it. A good book for young adults. A truly unique story and the photos throughout the book really add to the experience.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great beginning to a great trilogy. My mom recommended this to me about a year before I read the book. I decided to read the book after seeing the trailer for the movie. Although reading this book isn't necessary for watching the movie since there were so many changes. I'm glad I read the book before since then I knew how great it really was because if I just watched the movie I wouldn't want to read the books.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hauntingly Beautiful The story is so unique and 'peculiar' in its own way.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the character details This book is amazing in terms of details. When I first started reading it, it took a bit of time to get into it BUT once I did, it was so hard to put down. I love the amount of description this author put into for each character.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my most interesting reads to date Where do I even begin with this book? It's simply brilliant on every level. the characters and their relationships are among the most interesting and well developed I've had the pleasure to read about in a while, the format is unique and interesting, weaving together antique photographs with a story unlike any other. The only fault I can think of when it comes to this book is that, at times, the pacing is a bit thrown off by the inclusion of scenes existing solely to describe the photos that are shown to us, at most, a page later. The thrilling action in the later portions is more than enough to balance things out though.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good I really enjoyed reading this book when I first picked it up, but I don't think it is somethin I would ever re-read. I liked the ending but don't really feel like I need to pick up the next one.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PAGE TURNER I love this book! Once I started I could not put it down, I read it when I woke up, ate breakfast and dinner and before I slept. Very detailed and descriptive and there was some twists that will leave you shocked!!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice wouldn't exactly reread this but it was very enjoyable! the supernatural aspect was thrilling as well as the cool pictures in the book!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh It took me a while to finish this, I really wasn't enjoying it. I have the second book but not sure if ill continue reading the series.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing A great series that everyone should read!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was very good book I found myself not able to lay it down and ordered the next 2 books right away.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i really liked it let me start by saying that I HATE first person books, with passion. i was ready to read these ones, though. i loved the fact that the movie was about the same; the only thing they really changes was emma and olive's powers and that was in order to be able to do the underwater scene. the book ends before the movie does, but i'm pretty sure that happened because burton realized there were no money in the second and third installments.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This! I got it for my birthday right before the movie came out. One of the best books i have ever read!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Bought it because it was on sale, but I could not bring myself to read past a few pages. Maybe one day I'll finish it, but not anytime soon.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Weird Fascinating! The story was compelling and the characters were relatable (albeit strange). While I understand the reason behind the photographs (and they certainly heightened the level of creepy realness this book held) I felt the story was forced to include them rather than organically entwining them. I was constantly pulled from the narrative and though this didn't lessen my love of the story it did affect my experience - plus added to some really weird dream sequences I wasn't too fond of! Still, a wonderful book with a capturing plot that leaves you guessing-hard to put down!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever it started off slow but once i got it it was amazing, unlike anything i have ever read.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever I found it to be slow start but once you get into it it is amazing, unlike any story i have ever read.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great story for kids and adults alike! Maybe I am young at heart but my favourite books are from the teen section. This series both my husband and I and our 3 teens all love. We waited in anticipation for the 2nd and third books to be released. The film was a little scary for my 10 year old but he loved the book being read to him.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Original! Read this book when it first came out and I completely loved it. very original story with pictures to come along with the story that the author was telling!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Match From the spooky black and white cover of a young girl floating to the storytelling, Riggs really hit the mark on this book for me. A read to keep you flipping the pages until there are none left.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Match From the spooky black and white cover of a young girl floating to the storytelling, Riggs really hit the mark on this book for me. A read to keep you flipping the pages until there are none left.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Invigorating Story! A friend gave me the book to read and I was a little weary at first because I haven't read a book with pictures in it since I was little. But it works so well with the story and I know there were a few parts that completely freaked me out because of the pictures! It is such an original idea and I love how Ransom Riggs creates a story around the photos, not the other way around. I could hardly put the book down and finished it in like two or three days. I'm very excited to see what's in store for the rest of the trilogy!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastically Spooky The story starts off slowly, as we are introduced to a few key characters, but picks up quickly as you move through the pages. I love how the story fits so well with the accompanying spooky pictures. The book is better than the film adaption. I have yet to read the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my gosh this book... This book is phenomenal. I love the writing style and the plot. The concept is so interesting. The pictures are an added bonus to the story. It is just a really unique reading experience and all the peculiars have a place in my hear.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from started off slow - then I got hooked! I won't lie this book started of slow. It was until maybe the sixth chapter that I began to whiz through it. Like many books the beginning can be sort of anti-climactic but then they quickly turn into mind-boggling pieces of literature, that was my experience with this first installment of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children. Once I got to the sixth chapter I couldn't put it down the suspenseful events and slow burning romance between Emma and Jacob combined make this novel a definite page turner. Ransom Riggs' incredible writing style engages the reader and is (in my opinion) a piece of high quality literature.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Adventure I bought the book set and absolutely loved it. Its a book you cant put down. Its full of adventure, humour, mystery and suspense. This series will take you on a roller coaster ride The book set came with photographs that kept you feeling like you were apart of all the adventure. Love love love!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This was one of the many books i walked by and said "I should read this one day" and honestly so glad i did!! I read this book so fast and now have bought the series. I have recommended it to so many people.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Cool The story is great, the incorporation of the pictures is very well done, and the characters are great! I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, but I was hooked!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun and creative! I wan't entirely sure what to expect from this book. But I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. I loved how the action unfolded. This book has a wonderful message of acceptance that I believe all children and young adults could benefit from. I watched the film shortly after finishing the book, and while visually it was appealing, the film went beyond the book and, in my opinion, was a total mess from that point until the end. If you have seen the movie but did not love it, do yourself a favor and read the book! You will not regret it!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the serie I became aware of the books after viewing the movie and with the time my interest grew and I finally decided to read them. Of course the books are not 100% matching the scenario of the movie but mostly in a better way. Overall I have not been disappointed. Specially in hard cover, the books are really valuable. Not only the story is captivating but as well the added pictures, which are illustrating the book. I really do not regret the invest I made into the trilogy box.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great serie I became aware of the books after viewing the movie and with the time my interest grew and I finally decided to read them. Of course the books are not 100% matching the scenario of the movie but mostly in a better way. Overall I have not been disappointed. Specially in hard cover, the books are really valuable. Not only the story is captivating but as well the added pictures, which are illustrating the book. I really do not regret the invest I made into the trilogy box.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trailers Sell I saw the trailer for this film and decided I needed to read the book first as the film looked super intriging, and the book is ALWAYS better than the film due to details not making it in and what not. I started to read the book, and it was a bit of a slow start, but once it got going, it was going! I am now halfway through the second book and still enjoying the series. The detail in the book is great, and as much as I'm not used to reading books with pictures, it really helps to bring the story to life.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing!! has been one of my favourite books since forever! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book Was Amazing My relationship with this book, this series actually, is simple. I saw the first one (this one) on a shelf, I fell in love with the cover. Subtly suggested it to my friend to get me for my birthday, read it, and couldn't put it down! I've read the entire series at this point, and am seriously contemplating rereading it. The photos, the plot, the characters... I could go on. 10/10 would recommend!!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hooked I bought this book as I saw the trailer for the movie, and said I HAVE to read it. Well I did, and am now finished the last book. The first book is a bit slow, but still very in depth with great detail. This is a great start to the series.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, interesting read! I bought this book due to the cover, and found it to be wonderfully excellent. The included images in particular were fantastic and definitely can be defined as 'a picture is worth a thousand words.'
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Very nice book. In some spots a little dragging but overall very nice.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could have been better This book definitely had an interesting concept, but I felt as if it introduced too many fantastical aspects that didn't even need to be a part of the story. There was little explanation of how and why these things existed, and I felt as though the author based the story around the old photographs he had, no matter if the plot made sense or not. This had potential to be a Harry Potter -esque story, but it just didn't grab me.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No thank you Sure it was intriguing to start with and while it held my interest for most of the way through, it got really dumb maybe 2/3 of the way in. I just hated it, it wasn't what I was expecting but in a bad way
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book The book its self was good and I loved the writing style. The only "bad" thing I have to say about it is that even though I read this book 6 months ago I have had no urge to pick up the next one. I feel like even though the book was good it did not end on enought of a memorable cliff hanger for me to really want to continue to read the series. I did really enjoy the story and the book though.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Had a lot of potential... From the synopsis this sounds really interesting, right? WRONG. Well, in my opinion. I didn’t enjoy this book very much. So many people have been reading this and raving about it over the years that I was really hoping to be able to rave about it with them. I also had seen the movie when it cam out and I adored it, so I was expecting to love the book too. Let me start with what I did enjoy because yay for positivity. I really thought that the photos were a great addition to the story. They went along with the text and I found it so cool to be given a visual about what the characters were talking about. The photos gave more depth to the story which was much appreciated. I thought that this book was going to be scary. It was a bit creepy and gross at times but not as I had expected. If you’re going into this book expecting to get scared, you might be a bit let down. I was actually grateful for this fact since I’m not a huge fan of scary stuff. Now… onto what I didn’t enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of this book (which I initially gathered from the synopsis, reviews, and the movie) and it’s intriguing. I just felt that the way the concept was carried out was done poorly. I thought the plot dragged out and things were repetitive, I was bored throughout (pretty much) the whole book. I liked the first 40 or so pages which displayed out main character, Jacob, and his grandpa’s (Abe) relationship. Their connection was just so great to read about and Abe’s stories had me interested in reading more. Then the rest of the book came along and I felt myself trudging through it.Nothing super interesting happened until the last 40 pages where the plot picked up a bit in order to lead into the next book. I am a very character-driven reader. If the characters in a book are good, I can usually look past a boring plot. As you might have already guessed from that fact, I disliked the characters in this book. Jacob is a spoiled, ungrateful, and whiny kid (oops, I mean teenager). I felt like he was very immature and the only time I liked him was when he was with his grandfather. That was only because his grandpa could “counteract” how annoying Jacob was. I feel neutral on Miss Peregrine an the peculiar children. Many of then lacked depth and weren’t as interesting as I’d hoped. I’m looking forward to reading the next book to see if that changes. I also didn’t like the romance (if it can even be called that) in this book. I felt it to be really forced and awkward. From what I got from reading this first book, I feel like this trilogy could have been condensed into a dulology. I’m hoping that the somewhat intriguing ending of this book leads to a more action-packed and interesting rest of the trilogy. I’ve seen so many positive reviews for this book, so I’d still recommend that you give it a try for yourself! From my blog: https://plentifulpages.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/unpopular-opinion-alert-miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-by-ransom-riggs-spoiler-free-book-review/
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it This book is so oddly charming in a way that I don't really know how to describe - it is just something you have to read! Really liked it. The pictures are a great bonus
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thumbs up A great read for all ages not just YA
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! Cool pictures, awesome writing, and unique premise!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Such a good book. Cool premise and quick read. Pictures are the best part. Kind of gimmicky but that's the fun part about it
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really cool premise really good book, it has a really interesting plot
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent I was hoping for a bit creepier of a book, was still a good read but felt a little too teeny for me.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spectacular Thoroughly enjoyed this book! The plot is great and I've read nothing like it! Much better than the movie, in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from something peculiar what a neat little book. so different and fun and weird. you wont be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nothing like it there is nothing like this book out there. its worth the read. the photos are amazing
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from evocative wonderful and beautiful and funny and powerful and creepy. the story is built around old photographs. its so neat.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very unusual storyline I bought this book a few months ago and have read it 3 times since. I find that each time I read it I put a different spin on the book. It's very interesting and it is one that keeps me picking it up once I have finished.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! I really loved the first book, each child is very unique and the story is very detailed.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from children's book that adults might like My daughter lent me her copy. I found it to be a super fast read and very eerie and spooky...I actually read the book twice, that's how much i liked it :-)
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a Kind. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is truly one of a kind. The book it's self can be lack luster in a few areas but the sheer creativity and thought in the novel makes up for it. The novel draws ideas from history and modern novels and culture to cultivate a truly outstanding and elaborate book series that you can't forget.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This is a different type of book, interesting an a great little read.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very much a great read I am so happy I actually got to read this book. My co-workers and friends at school raved about how good it was. It was worth the read. The detail was great
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Book This story was creative and different from many of the stories I've read I the past. The movie does not do it justice at all.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun read! This book had a nice premise and good ideas, but some of the characters fell flat to me
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to read The context with the pictures are really cool and very fun and easy to read
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Got Weird I really enjoyed this book at first, the story was building up with interesting characters and I wanted to find out what happened. About half-way through, the book got... weird... disjointed and just too oddly fantastical for me.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Love this book. Was not expecting to enjoy it, but it was eerie and haunting and I couldn't put it down. The pictures lend to the intrigue and eeriness. Interesting collision of time periods and worlds.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting! I've been recommended Miss P for quite some time and remember discovering it in 2014. Glad to have the box set because I can actually understand the hype for this one! The pictures are such a great complement to the story (along with your imagination), and I feel as though this was a good startup in the world the rest of the books take place. Also interesting is that I felt as though there was some slight WWII historical element which also enhanced my interest. Indeed a great fantasy read for anyone, and perhaps should also watch the movie trailer again (with more depth) to consider watching the adaptation. Also, I felt Jacob throughout the story. His parents are the type of people I wish I could have straightened up, and especially that counsellor. You'll see what I mean if you read it!!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Breathtaking story and images coalesce to create a modern fantasy classic.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked this book I got this book as a birthday gift at a young age, although I didn't read the book until last year. (I flipped through and at 12 the pictures of creepy twins and all the peculiar children really freaked me out.) However I ended up really liking it, once I got past the images. I read it because I heard the movie was coming out, and i definitely like it more. However it does take about half the book for the real action or at least for the peculiar children to be introduced.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was amazing! This story was slow to get started. Most of the action happened in the last quarter of the book, so it wasn't evenly dispersed. I didn't mind that because the story was interesting and the photos made the story seem very real. The characters were very peculiar and likable. I loved this book and I can't wait to read the sequel!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting This was an interesting read with haunting photos that made the story feel more real.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great start! I hope this series expands beyond the 3 books!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this book ... very discriptive totally would reccomend to a friend
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not meet expectations I was really looking forward reading this book. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the book. Maybe my expectations were too high.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this book really unique story, love it
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique and captivating Can be slow at times but genuinely enjoyed reading as the plot line was distinct from most novels, not a hard read but an interesting one for sure
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insane I refuse to watch the movie. The novel has it all and is definitely worth reading! Drained a bit of my energy due to the way it progresses, but is still honestly notable.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected This book definitely did not go the way I was expecting it to. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful The vintage pictures were unique, and I love what they added to the book. They helped draw me into the story and the children's lives. Worth mentioning: If you hated the movie and are not sure about the book, have no fear! The movie was so far off from the book, and nobody I know who read the book enjoyed the movie. Would definitely recommend reading the book!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique Although I appreciate this book for its original story and world, I just couldn't get into it.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting. Everything in this book is fascinating and peculiar. I don't know why this reminded me of Alice Of Wonderland.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Wonderfully dark and charming book. A great read for any age.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool idea! The use of pictures was a great idea! I want to use this idea teaching my lit class
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing One of my new favourite series!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read it, loved it. Really well done
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book I absolutely adored this book and all the fantastic characters in it. So many plot twist, keeping you on your feet and wanting to know more. Awesome book, highly reccomened.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super interesting & eerie! I was skeptical in the beginning but ended up loving these books! I read the first 2 and soon onto the 3rd. Neat storyline!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I loved this series! Riggs did a wonderful job of combining the photography into a story line that is full of wonder. It may be written for teens but the book is capativating for adults too.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read! interesting read and well worth the money!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Movie, Even Better Book! I read the book when it came out, then I watched the movie a few weeks ago, the adaptation from paper to film was superb.
Date published: 2017-02-21

Editorial Reviews

“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 Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns   “Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”—CNN “Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story.”—Associated Press “I read all of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books and I loved them.”—Florence of Florence + The Machine “[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs.”—USA Today Pop Candy    “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 “This peculiar parable is pure perfection.”—Justine magazine “One of the coolest, creepiest YA books.”—PopSugar   “It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”—Publishers Weekly   “An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale.”—Library Journal   “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life.”—Geeks of Doom “Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer   “Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious.”—Forces of Geek   “Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale.”—Florida Times-Union “In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise—a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful.” —PopMatters   “A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love.”—Romper