Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  • April 5, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 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.

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  • Robin

    I gave the book four stars, not the Meetup. The book club was the highlight of my week. Lots of fun! So glad to meet everyone :)

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Gail Van B.

    Great fun yesterday and I was glad I didn't have to rush off.

    2 · April 6, 2014

  • Gail Van B.

    I don't remember who borrowed Cutting Off a Whale's Head but could you return it tomorrow?

    April 4, 2014

    • Claudia

      I have it... but now need to miss this mornings meeting. If you need it ASAP email me and we can arrange to meet

      April 5, 2014

    • Gail Van B.

      Have you read it Claudia, if not please keep it till next time. Thanks sorry you missed yesterday it was a lot of fun.

      April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will have a a small female munchkin with me. Hope that is ok. She was actually going to read the book but I had forgotten that I loaned it out lol.

    April 4, 2014

  • Chris

    Yes, still at Reston Library. Thanks for checking!

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still at Reston Library?

    March 26, 2014

  • Amy

    Amazon has the kindle version of this book on sale for $5.28 right now. Most if you have probably already finished reading it but I figured I would share just in case anyone hasn't had time to borrow or buy it yet.

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I with you on this one Sigrid.

    March 14, 2014

  • Sigrid F.

    One really odd book based on an even odder premise.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was okay for me. I liked the writing more than the story, I would not read a sequel.

    March 14, 2014

  • Chris

    Looking forward to this!! Need to get the sequel

    2 · March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the book and look forward to talking about it with all of you.

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to meeting everyone!

    February 17, 2014

  • Amy

    I just saw in a Goodreads email this morning that there's a sequel to this book. Yay! I enjoyed this one when I read it for another book club back in 2011 & felt like the author left the ending open for a sequel.

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I saw that too! I am going to have to read it!

      January 15, 2014

  • Katrina

    I was at Costco today and saw this one in paperback for only $6.99 for anyone interested in owning a copy.

    November 21, 2013

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