I think it's time for another unofficial blurbing book club selection! You've probably already heard of this book, as John Green has blurbed the book and is the author's sort of mentor, but I'm only just reading it now and I think it's wonderful! Slightly creepy, with all the photographs, I also think it's excellent winter-time reading.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
You know the drill by now. Read the book, and then come back here and discuss it AND blurb it.
So, for those of you who've read the book already, what did you think of it?
I had just finished reading it when John green was all like "by then, randy was going by his full name, Ransom Riggs" and i completely freaked out. I was all "HE'S FRIENDS WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS!!!!" i thought this book was totally fantastic. i thought the photos added such a cool effect(affect?) and i always looked forawrd to seeing a new one. totally loved it.
Sorry, no blurb. My creative juices arent flowing today.
I read this book last year around Christmas. I absolutely adored it! The plot was in its own way unique, haunting and beautiful. It was strange and it too you to another place, as all good books should. And "'what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'"- lewis carroll
Read this quite a while ago! But it was amazing and is definitely worth every second you spend reading it! It was quite creepy, but it was what made the book so amazing. It gave me the chills when I read it at night. I cannot wait for the sequel! Spring 2013, Hurry Up!!
i liked it... and i loved the photos! it was a great story and didn't need a whole lot of thinking. it was a perfect distraction for all of the hw i was suppose to be doing.
I LOVED this book. It didn't seem like it would be that exceptional, but there was just something about it...
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children really intrigued me, what with the vintage photography story-telling and seemingly-spooky plot. It didn't turn out like I expected which was GOOD...after all, unpredictability is a great thing to expect in a novel. In fact the whole idea of a space in which time is suspended was greatly woven into the plot! The characters were really great, particularly the Peculiar kids. They made me laugh a lot. The main villain was brilliant...Gahhhh! I love brilliance in a good villain. Overall, it was pretty fast-paced. I found it somewhat similar to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, albeit it was deeper and told in a more serious tone. A really great break-out novel! At the end of the book, I was slightly hoping for a sequel...but slightly not hoping. Just because I find sequels can be disappointing sometimes...Q A Q
I actually bought Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children before knowing what it was about simply because it looked interesting and couldn't get past page 30. I guess it just wasn't my kind of story, the general creepiness and the characters and plot, so I didn't finish it. No offense to anyone who really liked it, it just wan't my kind of book.
Much as I wanted to enjoy it... I didn't. I read the French translation, which might have had something to do with it, but it seemed to fit the story to the pictures too much and also it just failed to keep my attention. Not particularly good, not awful.
I'm from Wales and books that are set here are usually about as exciting as my left toe, so when I read this I freaked! He HAD to keep the sheep in though, obviously. I didn't know he had links with John Green. I think it just got awesome-er. I agree the ending was a little strange and the whole time quantum-time-bunsen-burning-loop will probably mess a few of the character's bodies up, considering when they left their loop for 30 seconds they aged.. I can't wait for the sequel and I've heard rumours of a Tim Burton film so I *may* explode.
I really like it! I think it's unique; it's refreshing to see something original on the shelves. I just think it should've been left at one book though. I think making it a series is going to be too much. I probably won't read the sequel. It would've been an amazing stand alone book, even if it would've been twice as long.
I read the book last year and am currently reading it for my school's Battle of the Books. I love it. It's funny, dark, original, and a lot of fun to read. Upon reading it again I identified a bunch of the foreshadowing in it, which I especially appreciate since I am a foreshadowing whore. The pictures add a whole new level to it of course. One thing that I really loved about it was in the beginning when Jacob is talking about his therapist. He describes that moment where he wants his therapist to react somehow and that, I speak from experience, is completely true! Despite how awesome it is, I do find the romance between Emma and Jacob just a little creepy, considering that Emma dated his grandfather. Otherwise I love this book!
I think my favorite thing about Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the mystery. It was the first book that I ever read that actually frightened me. It could have been the fact that I was reading it in the almost-dark of my bedroom in the dead of winter and there was a blizzard taking place outside my window, but DARNIT I was freaked. I have since re-read it probably six times. It NEVER GETS OLD.