Book Month Challenge Day 30: Last Book You Read

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Book Month Challenge (2012)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This is a strange, but good, book. The main character, Jacob, is trying to find out a secret about his grandfather. His grandpa recently died, but he left Jacob with some confusing clues. A letter. A bunch of old photos of very peculiar children – a levitating girl, a man with a mouth in the back of his head, an invisible boy. Some muttered directions as he died. Jacob knows that his grandpa once lived in an orphanage as a child (where Grandpa swore the pictures came from), and he sets out to find the place and the headmistress, Miss Peregrine, if she is still alive. Little does he know he is in for a scary, unbelievable, time-traveling adventure.

The cool thing about this book is all the pictures. They are old black and white photographs of the various characters in the book. And they are a little creepy.  But they lend the story some credibility, in a way. I did some research on this author, and he is really into finding old pictures at flea markets and stuff. And then he  tells stories from the pictures. Kinda unique.

What was the last book you read?

And here’s Karla’s choice.

PS. Here’s is the list of all the books I’ve read this summer:

Matched by Ally Condie

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Fire by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Partials by Dan Wells

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Pretties by Scott Westerfield

Specials by Scott Westerfield

Exodus by Julie Bertagna

Zenith by Julie Bertagna

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

On Writing by Stephen King (in-progress)

(I read a lot in the summer! And I’m a nerd. I enjoyed all of these books. You’ll find most of them in the YA section.)

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  1. karla says:

    I have been wanting to read this one. And I LOVE your list…this gives me some new titles to check out soon 🙂

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