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Young Adult: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

If you're curious, here are the questions for tomorrow:


1. Who was your favorite character/peculiarity? Did you enjoy the protagonist?

2. What time loop would you like to be in?

3. Ransom Riggs collects vintage photographs as a hobby, sifting through stacks of photos at flea markets. He was particularly drawn towards images of children and wondered what their stories had been, sparking his idea for this novel. What effect did the photographs have on how you experienced this novel?

4. Some readers have complained about the inconsistency of the narrative voice, that it was perhaps too sophisticated for a young boy, even an adolescent? Do you agree, or disagree? Does the narrative voice change during the course of the novel?

5. In what way can this book be seen as a classic quest story—a young hero who undertakes a difficult journey and is transformed in the process? Do you see parallels with other fantasy works involving young people?

6. As a young adult novel, were your expectations confirmed? Will you read another young adult novel?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to this.. How does it work? Somebody narrates the story from the book or play a movie based on the book?

    July 17, 2014

    • Susie H.

      So in a book club we all read the same book and then discuss the book using guiding questions provided by our dear leader, Kelsey. We talk about what we liked, didn't like, found profound, thought was silly, what was well-written, what made us think, etc. And we drink and eat and make merry.

      2 · July 17, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    I work until 8 on Tuesdays, if I show up at 8:30ish, will I have missed the entire group or do they truly last until 10ish?

    July 1, 2014

    • Kelsey C.

      You will have missed the entire book club meeting cause that usually goes until 8:30. The restaurant closes at 9:00 so we are usually out by 10pm at the very latest.

      July 14, 2014

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