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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 14 and up
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 890L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Quirk Books
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2011
NO. PAGES: 352
GENRE{S}: Horror, Mystery/Thriller
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
AWARD{S}:
YALSA Top 10 Best Fiction for Young Adults
ISBN: 1594744769
READ & REVIEWED BY: Shannon - StorySnoop


The Story
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children—Book Review

After a horrific family tragedy, sixteen-year-old Jacob journeys to a remote and mysterious island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned home, he begins to understand that the children were far more then simply peculiar. There may have been a reason they were quarantined on a deserted island. Perhaps they were dangerous, and perhaps somehow, somewhere, they are still alive.
The Scoop
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children—Book Review
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a great chilling teen read that is not overly challenging and is certainly gripping from the first page. The story itself is full of mystery and suspense with a spooky--but not so scary--vibe to it. The author ties in real vintage carnival and illusionist photos and weaves them into this fictitious story brilliantly. These photos contribute to creating a very real and scary atmosphere. This dark, imaginative, and compelling thriller has elements of time travel, fantasy, and romance that would appeal to both genders. The story involves some violence, including people-eating monsters, and a sheep and a man are killed. Language is infrequent (a-shole, sh-t) and incest is alluded to. Because the story is so intriguing, it would also appeal to those teens who don't usually read this genre. The publisher's recommended age of fourteen is right on the money, although very sensitive or easily scared younger teens may want to pass. On the other hand, this book would no doubt appeal to many adults as well as teens.
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