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.)