Monday, March 18, 2013

peculiar children

I recently read and really enjoyed Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: 

Jacob grows up hearing his grandfather's stories of Miss Peregrine's home where he had gone as a boy when he was orphaned by the war. The stories were fantastical and the photos (included in the book)  portrayed children with strange gifts; all just stories that a grandfather tells a child to keep him entertained...or are they...? A tragedy finds Jacob looking for answers, as he sets about on his first real adventure in his ordinary life, he may wish that he hadn't...

This was one of Sticks High Schools' Teen Book Club books; I was intrigued when I saw it on the shelf, and glad to hear that all our teens really enjoyed it. I got totally sucked into this book--it was perfect for a rainy night, except when we lost power at a really creepy point, and I nearly wet the bed! 

A fun book, easy read, and it would definitely engage some reluctant readers too. I am definitely looking forward to seeing how things unfold in the sequel...and rumor has it that this may end up as a movie.

2 comments:

Evan Banned said...

I tagged this book to read a couple of months ago. I'm glad you liked it, I'll move it up farther in my cue.

Monster Librarian said...

The book was fun, and simple, and I needed both when I read that. :)