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July Discussion: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • Jul 21, 2014 · 8:00 PM
  • Maura's House

I thought it might be nice to continue our summer tradition of having one of our book discussions in the pool.


As a kid, Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather over his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys. Now at 16, he is reeling from the old man's unexpected death. Then Jacob is given a mysterious letter that propels him on a journey to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs--alive and well--despite the islanders’ assertion that all were killed decades ago. As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by a monster only he can see. A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Rigg’s 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. 

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  • Lisa B.

    I hope to join you, but will be late, thanks!

    July 8, 2014

    • Maura

      No worries. I will leave the gate at the top of the driveway open.

      July 9, 2014

    • Lisa B.

      Sorry I'll be missing you ladies! Hope to see you in August!

      July 21, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Argh!!! I've got too many clients needing me tonight since I was out of town for most of last week. Sorry but it looks like I won't make it after all. :(

    July 21, 2014

  • Nitzan B.

    Baby and the sitter are sick so it looks like I am out for tonight. See you in September.

    July 21, 2014

    • Maura

      Too bad. We will miss you. Hope everyone feels better soon. Might have folks over in August just to hang out. I will keep you posted.

      1 · July 21, 2014

    • Nitzan B.

      Got a sitter!

      July 21, 2014

  • Tracey H

    Sorry, hubby got called into work:(

    July 21, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Okay, I hate to admit it but I didn't get a chance to read the book... YET. But I'm hoping I can still come tomorrow just to enjoy the evening with you guys.

    July 20, 2014

  • Rebecca B.

    Is it ok if I bring the new babe?

    1 · July 16, 2014

    • Maura

      I am fine with it.

      July 20, 2014

  • Tracey H

    Anyone else finding this one very strange?!

    July 15, 2014

    • Maura

      Yes, that was what I liked about it.

      July 16, 2014

    • Tracey H

      Lol

      July 16, 2014

  • Tracey H

    Does anyone have email with upcoming titles... I deleted accidentally!

    July 14, 2014

    • Maura

      I am going to put that together soon. No book for August as most are on vacation.

      July 16, 2014

  • Levonda

    I can't make the meeting this month but I'd like to know the title of next month's book.

    July 15, 2014

    • Maura

      No book for next month...we will resume in September.

      July 16, 2014

  • Angela Y.

    Gonna try to rejoin finally

    June 14, 2014

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