MISS PEREGRINE “defies categorization”!

April 27th, 2011 • Kate

misspfinalMore great news for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs! The Library Journal review is in, and it’s a good one:

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman no longer believes the stories his grandfather told him when he was a little boy. These are obviously fairy tales about children with mysterious abilities, such as a girl who could levitate and a boy with bees inside him, and not real memories from his grandfather’s childhood. Grandpa’s sepia-toned photographs of his strange friends also seem fake to Jacob. However, when he gets a chance to visit the island where the stories took place, he can’t resist delving into his grandfather’s past. Could these odd children really have existed? VERDICT An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Suitable for both adults and a YA audience. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale.

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4 Responses to “MISS PEREGRINE “defies categorization”!”

  1. Chelsey Says:

    Whoa, sounds like a really interesting twist on the "kid sent to school for mysterious kids". Also, love the title!

  2. Stephanie Scott Says:

    Thanks for the link, I will check this out.

  3. Ruth Says:

    Best title ever! I can't wait to read this.

  4. Becky Mahoney Says:

    Oh my God, I need this book in my life. It hits almost all my favorite tropes at once!